Wednesday, May 7, 2014

CC3C: Isa Shadow Box

Hello! A while back I made a shadow box featuring my cat Magoo and I thought it was time to make another one featuring my other cat, Isa. They are siblings but their personalities are quite a bit different. Mostly. They do have stubbornness in common. ;)

For Isa’s shadow box I used the same black box lined with black cardstock. I also used another piece of corrugated cardboard covered with white embossing paste and white gesso. I also used Distress Paints to add color. After that the similarities end.


For Isa’s layout I went with a palette of Milled Lavender, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, and Crushed Olive. See that tag in the background? I played along with the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge that Linda Ledbetter is hosting and used the Tim Holtz Paint Marbling Technique to color the tag.


To embellish the layout I used a bunch of fun embellishments: film strip ribbon, black enamel dots, Remnant Rubs, ribbon (May Arts), jute (Idea-ology), game pieces, and an Observations Wordband.


I also used a couple of stamps from the CMS192 Here & There stamp set to add black arrows in a couple of spots.


What do you think? Fun?

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  1. Curious like Very clever! Love all the texture and color. Nice use of Paint Marbling!

  2. What a precious kitty! Love your painty tag, and the corrugated makes this a textural beauty! Fab work! Thank you so much for playing along with us on the first challenge at CC3 Challenge!!!

  3. Oh this is too cute (kitty too ) and so fun. Love all the Tim goodness going on... like the colors too!

  4. Love the distressed, shabby chic look. It looks more like my style than traditional scrapbook pages usually do. Like the loose artsy vibe. And yes, all cats are curiosities besides being curious. That's why they need 9 lives. My favorite parts are the distressed cardboard and the shipping tag. I've been making bookmarks from #8 manila shipping tags which I laminate and add yarns or ribbon to. Besides being a great gift and functional bookmark, the yarns turn the bookmarks into cat toys. Makes reading a book more fun and thoughtful because I always put a stamped quote on one or both sides.


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