Saturday, August 27, 2011

ShadowBox Blog Hop

                      Lorelei's Shadowbox Giveaway
                            and Blog Hop!


About a month ago Lorelei had a wonderful giveaway. She gave away 23 shadowboxes (I borrowed the picture of the boxes from Lorelei's blog because I forgot to photograph it before I used it!). There was only one rule "think outside the box ":)  I received the purple one. My initial thought was that I was going to make it into a little bitty photo album that would pull out with all my nieces and nephews pictures.  Then I thought maybe doing a little picture with microbeads could be fun. That went from forming a flower and changed to forming a  heart shape.



Then I was going with the whole idea of adding wings to the back and calling it give your heart wings. Once I added the wings I ran into these little arms and legs, and suddenly...I was forming a body!

 
Then I found these little enamel drops that just happen to match the box perfect. So out went the traditional wings, and I formed wings out of these little drops. So I had a body, now I needed a head. Found a button with two holes. Of course, my head was empty, so I dug around for a crown. It was gold, so I painted it silver to match the arms and legs, and the bottom flourish of the crown reminded me of hair, so I painted that yellow.

By now she was way to big to be a necklace anymore. So what to do with her? I decided she could be a fairy in my garden. So out went the heart, and I stitched her body with three little flowers, and made the sky pink and blue (after all it's a fairy world) to match her wings.

And that is how this crazy lil out of the box garden fairy came to be. 

Here is the list that Lorelei's so sweetly put together, so you can see what everyone else came up with :)

11. Grubbi



27 comments:

steufel said...

What a cute idea - love what you did. That challenge was so much fun:-)

stacilouise said...

Don't you love how things often change as you are making them? She turned out great!

Alice said...

Wow, you were really thinking outside the box!!!! So clever and cute!

Lorelei Eurto said...

How unique! Isn't that so fun how she morphed into herself the more you worked on it. Thank you so much for playing along! Please add your pics to the flickr group I created for the participants: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1740275@N20/

Jo said...

She is lovely! What a great idea.

Maria said...

Love the fairy idea! So different & fun! Great job

Jennifer said...

How unusual! I like the seed bead designs on her dress.

Regina said...

What a great idea! Like the way she turned out!

Shirley said...

I would so love seeing her in my yard every day! What a great thought process, and she is so different from what I expected. Awesome job!

Pretty Things said...

I love how you thought out of the (shadow) box!

beadstringer said...

Cute, cute, cute. She's great!!

Shay Stone said...

How fun! I love that you shared your process - it makes it so interesting to see how she has evolved. She is wonderful!

sara said...

You really did think outside the box! Love that you used the box for the body. Very creative.

Kreativkrapylet said...

This is just sooo cute!! :)

elizabeth williams said...

very nice! I love seeing what everyone came up with.

FryeStyle said...

I can tell you like working in miniature with your attention to detail and love of seed beads. Garden art, very clever idea!

fanciful devices said...

you made a ridiculously cute little fairy! with flowers and wings and everything. totally unique. an ornament while everyone else made necklaces. love it.

vintagebluestudio said...

OMG that is too cute!

Holly said...

Now, isn't that just the cutest thing??? I love what you created for this BlogHop!

Kristen said...

Love her she is simply sweet!

Suzette said...

Great job! Very cute!

Andrew Thornton said...

Very charming! Such a cute and unique usage of the shadow box. Very cool indeed!

Malin de Koning said...

Pretty pretty and cute fairy! And what an interesting journey she and you have been on together. I like you made a garden jewelry piece instead. Very inspiring! Thank you!

Heather Wynn Millican said...

very sweet!! Looks like you had great fun creating this little cutey :)

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I love your idea - so cute!! I could see you making all sorts of "shadowbox characters" in the future. Great job!!

Pixybug Designs said...

Cute fairy! Love that it is not jewelry too, way to think outside the box!

Steph said...

You really did think outside of the box! She is so sweet and you are so creative in making her!