Saturday, March 11, 2017

Irish Blessings Shadow Box

Irish Blessings #834 is really gorgeous Stamp set which Sparkle N Sprinkle revealed in March. I wanted to make something different with it but I didn't had any good ideas. Then I found a half finished box and bunch of clay butterflies in my drawer and voila... Shadowbox it is... 

Images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and they are colored with Promarkers. I cut them out and left a narrow white border all around. Except for the two clovers. For them I left a bit of paper underneath. Thanks to them I was able to adhere the clovers further from the inside of the box. Horseshoes are adhered with the foam tape. Part of the bow is covered with Small tip Nuvo Glue Pen and Waterfall glitter. Some clovers was stamped to the back panel with Mowed Lawn Distress ink.

Sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink and I used Copper Dreams embossing powder to heat emboss it. 

Yellow Butterflies are colored with yellow watercolor and I rubbed some Cornflower Blue Nuvo Embellishment Mousse to raised parts. Their bodies are colored with brown marker.

To color the blue butterfly I diluted same Cornflower Blue Mousse and used it as watercolor. This butterfly had some yellow glitter adhered to the clay but I was too lazy to make a new one so I used what I had, and I like it!

I used regular white smooth cardstock to make those colorful panels. I spritzed the cardstock with water and sprinkled Nuance Golden Yellow Watercolor Powder on top. Because I didn't use watercolor cardstock the powder didn't smooth out evenly. I like this speckled effect for this project. Edges was inked with Scattered Straw and Tea Dye Distress Inks. Bronze Splendor Glitter was adhered to the frame.

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Irish Blessings #834;
GlittersWaterfall (G1012), Bronze Splendor (G1012);
Embossing Powders: Copper Dreams (EP268);
InksVersamark, Distress Ink (Scattered Straw, Tea Dye, Mowed Lawn), Memento (Tuxedo Black);
Coloring Medium: Nuance (Golden Yellow), Promarkers;
AdhesivesSmall tip Nuvo Glue Pen;
Cardstock: White;
Embellishments: Clay Butterflies, Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Cornflower Blue);

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,


  1. Beautiful and cheery! I love all the wonderful elements!

  2. Love this. The yellow is so bright and cheery and those butterflies are a beautiful accent.

  3. Gorgeous creation Eret! Love the beautiful clay butterflies, along with all the other many gorgeous details.


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