Friday, January 4, 2008

Art de boîte d'ombre

I began working on this chic little shadow box before Christmas, and have finally gotten around to finishing it. All it took was some Martha Stewart paper...the pink flowery design is my favourite...some scrabble tiles, a little vintage lace, an antique button and a gorgeous carved hand. The one displayed I found at the bottom of a box at a garage sale this past summer and has been sitting on a shelf in our art room just waiting to be used in a project.
I have a few more I'd like to finish in the same colour palette, and then sell them as a set...I really should get around to starting that Etsy shop!
Have a wonderful weekend!


Rosemary said...

Hi Kate,
I bought 2 boxes at the flea market awhile back with the same idea. I have not gotten around to making them yet, but now you have inspired me. I love what you did with yours. I bought the boxes from Jennifer Grey at the old painted cottage. Anyway yours is beautiful.
Have a great weekend creating!

Alison Gibbs said...

How beautiful it has turned out.
What pretty paper you have used.

Deb said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
You constantly amaze me with your creativity. The carved hand is so graceful and I love the way you have embellished it.

Anonymous said...

That is truly gorgeous Kate, you should definitely start that Etsy!! Jenn and Jacqui

Jeanne said...

How beautiful and special is your shadow box.
I love shadow boxes.
Love Jeanne

Sandra Evertson said...

Gorgeous piece!
Lovely blog!
Sandra Evertson

Mary said...

This is fabulous Kate - so glad you got going and really made something so special.
Enjoy the week.

The Feathered Nest said...

You should start an Etsy shop! It's just beautiful!


Susie Q said...

Oh you should start your etsy shop! Your work is wonderful! So creative and just lovely!!!

Happy new year dear Kate. May your year be as special as you are!


Q said...

Dear Kate,
An Etsy shop would be just perfect for you! You are so creative.
This shadow box is lovely.

Sheila said...

Good stuff...where is this Esty shop?
...come on Kate..!!!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

That turned out great!
The carved wooden hand is very cool.

Kimberly :)

Pam Aries said...

Tres chic ,indeed! Is that paper... art paper by Martha?

Sunnispace said...

Wow - this is beautiful! I've been visiting your moms blog and thought I'd check yours too. I'm glad I did - what cool projects you have!


cityfarmer said...

I adore old keys...I have an old dish with lots of them just lying around in the dish..sort of like a collection

Kari & Kijsa said...


Your mother just sent us a comment about trays that you paint in the center with chalkboard paint....we are doing a post next week on another chalkboard you have an old post on this we could link to and tell people about your blog? This is such a great idea!!!!

smiles, kari & kijsa