Sunday, August 9, 2015

3-D Seasonal Shadow Box -- WCC30

"Gardeners, like everyone else, 
live second by second and minute by minute. 
What we see at one particular moment 
is then and there before us. 
But there is a second way of seeing. 
Seeing with the eye of memory, not the eye of our anatomy, 
calls up days and seasons past and years gone by." 

*** Allen Lacy, The Gardener's Eye, 1992, p. 16 ***

I've been wanting to create shadow boxes to commemorate the seasons for awhile now. Ever since I bought the Sheltering Tree set, I knew this was the set I would use. Susan's 3-D challenge with the Watercooler Artists inspired me to finally give it a try. I am pleased to say that I am happy with how it turned out. I plan to do one for each season so that someone dear to me can stay aware of the month and season with merely a glance.

Now I know "technically" the seasons are overlapped. However, I will be placing September solely as a month for Autumn, just as I placed June for summer only. Usually here in Calgary, once September hits, it feels like Fall.

stamps: sheltering tree, project life day to day, tin of cards * NEW *
ink: cucumber crush, mint macaron, marina mist, crushed curry, soft suede, tangelo twist
paper: whisper white, early espresso, marina mist, irresistibly yours DSP (retired), crushed curry
other: butteflies thinlits, labels collection framelits (retired).

I've listed below a current framelit set and specialty paper you can use in place of my two retired choices.

Not shown here, but I also added a tiny bird in marina mist punched out from the Tree Builder punch, added a glue dot, and placed it on the glass of the shadow box under the current month.


I hope you have some time to see what my artist friends have come up with for this challenge. Also, you are invited to upload you 3-D item to the Watercooler Challenges site. Click HERE!

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1 comment:

  1. This is such a sweet project, Bev! And the movable bird is a wonderful idea!