Saturday, February 6, 2010

Birdies, Fairies & Fabulous Shadowbox Cards

Good evening, everyone! 

Hope you're in the middle of a wonderful weekend--and I hope my friends back East are all staying warm and cozy inside!

I have a couple of 3D shadowbox cards to share with you tonight...these were a huge hit at CHA--the brilliant creation of Vicki Chrisman--these cards are SO much fun to play with!  There's no end of things you can do with them!  I've got lots of plans for them with old family photos, more vintage name it!

For this one, I used a combination of Crafty Secrets' new "Altered Fairy" Creative Scraps and "Birds & Botanicals" Images & Journal Notes booklet. 

Sweet little children have tea in bird nests all the time, don't they?!

I love this sweet little fairy--such a great "How did I get here?" expression on her face!

I put some Clear Crackle Paint on the egg...and lots of fine diamond glitter, of course!

This one was lots of fun...I just kind of couldn't stop adding more and more stuff! 

These images are all from the "Altered Fairies" scraps, "Childhood" Images & Journal Notes and the "Wild & Wacky" booklet, which is no longer available.

 I really love this tiny soft aqua pom-pom trim & these pink velvet flowers--just beautiful!

Always wish big!

I just love this little sweetie popping out of the envelope!

I took another picture of it on my piano so you could see how well they stand on their own--such a fabulous design! 

That's it for tonight!  Hope you have a safe and wonderful weekend!


  1. These are so cute. I wanted to tell you thank you too. You motivated me, by all the beautiful things you make on your blog, and I took a big picture over our bed and changed it, covered it with vintage looking scrapbook paper, embellished it, and have a brand new (old) look. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

  2. These are all fabulous and you do beautiful work. I especially loved the little fairy and the bird. Nan

  3. Oh Julie, I am just blown away by your creative talents!! Oh wow! You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful eye for things like this. It is truly such a special talent you have! How very beautiful these cards of yours are!! What ever do you do with them when they are done? Surely you should sell them as they are complete and total works of art in and of themselves. I do cherish the Christmas card I got from you so very much. It seems we both had birds on our artistic minds this weekend for I did a bluebird yesterday as well! They do say that Great Minds Think Alike! So we must both be great minds! I send lots of love and hugs your way, and wishes for a blessed Sabbath tomorrow! xxoo

  4. I love these shadowbox cards!!! You used gorgeous pictures and beautiful embellishments.
    Real pieces of art!

  5. Wow, wow and wow! This is so beautiful Julie! Love everything about it. Beautiful vintage pieces and so unique!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Big Hug Hanne

  6. Julie, they are awsome, and so beutifull,
    what a great work you did.
    The one with the birds, and all the glitter, is my FAWORIT, so sweet.

    wishing you a wonderfull sundaY.


  7. Your shadow box cards are amazing, Julie! I love all of the little details, the trims, and the texture. I agree, Vicki did a brilliant job designing the die.

    Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing Sunday!

  8. What a wonderful shadow box cards!I love all,great work!
    Have a lovely sunday,

  9. I love your shadow boxes Julie. I can't wait to have a go with them, so lovely.

  10. It is just beautiful! so much work must have have gone on to create these; love them.

  11. WOW!!!! These are totally amazing! Wondering where you can purchase the shadow box cards. They are fab.

  12. Geez girl, I'm so happy I found you! Your creations are just amazing, and so unique. You inspire me to push myself to craft a little bit every day. Thank you!

  13. The cards look beautiful, you did a wonderful job! Breathtaking. This is my first time here so I am of to explore. Have a Great Sunday! Hugs, Diane

  14. Oh, it's gorgeous! I love the first picture of your work and the bird. There's something about bird images that I always bust adore.

    Happy Sunday to you, Julie, and thank you so very much for adding me to your blogroll :)

  15. Absolutely AMAZING!!! You have really rocked Vicki's new 3d shadowbox cards ... WOWZA! Of course you have "the touch" with embellishments & sparkle!! Just gorgeous girl!
    And to answer your question, yes we here in Akron, OH are staying in & staying warm today! The snow quit yesterday but of course they are calling for more on Tues/Wed. There doesn't seem to be much activity outdoors ... everyone must be getting ready for the BIG GAME!! Hugs to ya my friend & thanks again for amazing inspiration!!!

  16. Hi there..Julie :D...thanks for the visit and kind words. Love your blog, so many beautiful cards! Have seen you at Marie's too, yes she is a sweetie! Come say hi any time :D

  17. Julie, Your Victorian paper art is so very inspiring. I especially love the Alice card you created. Best of all today was finding your Cherry cookies - I have been searching as well for this recipe. You must let Domestic Goddess know about it tomorrow for her Blue Plate Monday cookbook. A wonderful way to keep track of all the great recipes we find in this community. Have a lovely week ahead! Elizabeth

  18. Your shadow box cards are absolutely exquisite Julie. Fabulous work.

  19. OH JULIE!!! CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! Love the both!!

  20. Julie, I've been meaning to ask you what kind of adhesive do you use?


  21. JUlie,
    These cards are just so lovely! You just keep making more and more beautiful cards!!! Enough already!!! You are making us all look so BAD!
    Have a super duper happy day!

  22. Julie, these are just so gorgeous I'm speechless! Love them both to bits and can see why the idea is so popular as it's fabulous.
    Glad to hear you had a good time at CHA and a teeny bit of green eyed monster creeping in over here lol.
    Hugs xx

  23. Wow! I love your work! Everything is so charming and beautiful! I also love your charming!

  24. Oh Julie, I know you've been back for a while but I haven't dropped by to say hello. I hope that you had a wonderful time. I've just spent the most wonderful few minutes skulking around your blog and getting caught up on your activities. I'm entranced by these shadowbox cards. Do you purchase the actual blank cards or do you make them? Yours are deliciously full of detail sprinkled with your own style that I so adore. What a talent.

  25. Julie, these are just over-the-top gorgeous!!! Your trims and glitter and all the little details are just perfect. I've been stalking Crafty Secrets/Heartwarming Vintage for those frames/die cuts.... can't wait!

  26. Julie these are so wonderful!!!! I love, love, love them!! Wowzers you created some fabulous pieces with these.

  27. This is just stunning and can't wait to get some of these 3d cards to play with.

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