Hi everyone,  just sharing a summer shadow box that I have created.  I started this way back in April or May and decided I better finish it off before Summer is gone!  

Loved using this Tim Holtz Planks Bigz Die with his Woodgrain Cardstock.  I know some of you are wondering what colours I used or products, but it's been awhile!  I usually start colouring my woodgrain paper with Distress Stain (a lighter shade of brown) and then add different shades of either Distress ink or Distress Oxide Ink.  I know I did finish my planks with a bit of Picket Fence paint splattered.  The Seashells are a new release this year, they are also a bigz die, but it comes with it's own embossing folder.  These were coloured with Distress Oxide inks.

The Seahorse and starfish(inner piece of the Sand dollar) are from Sand & Sea Bigz die and the small sand dollar is a retired Tim Holtz Mini Sand & Sea Movers & Shapers die (659582).  I think this seahorse is one of my all-time favourite dies!  The seahorse is embossed with Fractured Ice embossing powder (a few times) from Emerald Creek.  The sand dollar is Oxide Distress Inks and the star fish is painted or inked, Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy and then when that was dry, a small amount of gold embossing powder on the one side.

My Tim Holtz Typography letters were stained with Distress Spray Stain in Tarnished Brass, then lightly sanded.

The bit of clump of sand? is Tim Holtz Grit Paste with Embossing powder applied.  I used the heat gun after it had air dried.  The TH Baubles were coloured with Alcohol ink.  My sea foliage was die cut from cardstock coloured with Distress Oxide Inks and Tim Holtz gold cardstock.  I used Sizzix Holiday Greens and Mini Holiday Green Thinlit Dies.  I splattered a bit of Tarnish Brass Distress Spray Stain on these too.  Once I had all my embellishments finished, I adhered a piece of patterned paper to the back of my Tim Holtz Vignette box (9" x 4 3/4") and adhered the rest!

Here's another look at my shadow box!

I'm supposed to be working on some secret Christmas projects, but I am having a hard time thinking about Christmas when the temperature is 27C right now!  I better get back to thinking about snow!

Thanks for stopping by,



ann barnes said...

This is truly stunning. The colors draw me in. I love how you’ve used the planks and the grit paste. Thanks for sharing

Susan said...

Absolutely LOVE it. Sea themed items are my favorite. Thanks so much for sharing it.

sarascloset said...

Brilliant use of the Planks, seashells and those older sea elements! The baubles are an unexpected touch! Very nice sea themed vignette!

Lisa Hoel said...

gorgeous!!!! I love it.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Gorgeous! LOVE the coloration on the rocked them. Beautiful scene here!

Boomdeeadda said...

Looks like you're still having fun Jan! This is beautiful and I see your special touches all over it :D
Summer's going by too fast, let's hook up soon xo K

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