Monday, December 13, 2010

Shadow Boxing

Every Sunday is our Family Day where we always do an activity together as a family. It can be something as mundane as housework or gardening or something a little more exciting like going on a picnic, bike ride or taking the kids for a ride on the horse. Whatever the activity, there must be at least 2 family members involved. It's a great chance to spend some quality time together. During one of our family days I took some photos of one of our walks, with one kid on the horse, one riding their bike and one strapped to me (Darcie was only a baby and I was the photographer) Luke is the bow-legged farmer in the middle! LOL

I have used said photo to create this Twiddleybitz 6 x 6 shadow box that was in my DT pack from LSBS:

The box has been painted with a metallic copper paint which I have then used crackle paint over the top of. The top coat is a cream colour. I love how it has turned out. I have sanded the alphas to give them a distressed look and then stuck them to a chicken wire transparency.

In this photo you can see the photo behind the transparency. It's hard to show the dimension in the photo but the sepia photo of my family is attached to the back of the shadow box and the transparency is attached at the front.

This little Twiddleybitz chipboard fence has been inked using Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Faded Burlap'. I have then made a little banner using patterned paper and string.

It now has pride of place above my scrap table. :)

Speaking of LSBS, Cath is currently having a sale until next Sunday. There are some awesome bargains so why not shout yourself an early Christmas present! ;)

Thanks for stopping by...


  1. Gorgeous project Lauren... your photo is precious!! How lovely that you set aside Sundays for your family!!

  2. Just so clever & so rustic & beautiful Lauren!

  3. This looks absolutely AMAZING!!!
    And sorry this is a bit belated - but HUGE congrats on getting MAsters this year!! Can't wait to see the mag!

    Fran xx

  4. Congratulations on SM Masters!! Love your style!


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