Wednesday, March 30, 2016

WWC61 Anything Goes



This week's challenge is perhaps my favourite. And that is because it has given me the opportunity to show the shadow boxes I have been making to represent the seasons.


Some of you may remember that I've made them for a very special family member who has been having trouble with her memory. My idea was to give her some independence in figuring out the season and the month by looking at the current shadow box on her wall. And then while admiring the items within, perhaps trigger some memories in the recesses of her mind.

I have learned a lot about shadow boxes since I started. I was actually a little intimidated at the beginning. I scoured the internet looking at many wonderful projects. That, of course, made the task even more daunting. However, I persevered and, I think, I developed my own style. My idea was to have four lovely boxes which I could rotate seasonally for years. Now that I have the fourth one completed, I have a little dilemma.  I may have to redo the summer shadow box with the new ideas floating around in my head.

Anyway, I want to share with you, dear followers, the three other ones before showing you Spring.


And finally, Spring:


I did look at several shadow boxes for inspiration. I spent a fair amount of time looking at Deb's before beginning. Click HERE to see the post which has her Mother's Day shadow box.

stamps: wild about flowers, sheltering tree, tin of cards, timeless textures, papillon potpourri
paper: whisper white, perfect plum, daffodil delight, pink pirouette, mint macaron, wisteria wonder, wildflower field dsp
ink: garden green, daffodil delight, pink pirouette, soft suede, perfect plum, mint macaron, soft sky
punches: bitty butterfly, elegant butterfly, itty bitty shapes flower (R)
framelits: bold butterflies, labels collection (R)
other: shadow box, blender pen, sponges, fabric tulips, Easter stickers



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Before I sign off, there is one other item I wish to share with you. After very careful and painful deliberation, I have come to the conclusion I need to step down as a Watercooler Artist. I will continue to post my creations on my blog whenever the mood strikes me. Please do come back to see what I'm working on. Why not get my blog posts delivered directly to your inbox? If you look at the sidebar on the my blog, you will be able to set that up.

I am happy to say the Watercooler has a few new artists in the club bringing a plethora of creativity. I am sure you will be inspired by their projects, and I hope you will continue to check out the weekly challenges. Please do try a few of them and upload your creations to the site. I plan to enter some myself after a time.

HERE is the link to the site which I suggest you bookmark for future use.

That's all folks!

And ... may you ...

stampwithbev * every * day

15 comments:

  1. A beautiful shadow box, Bev, and a wonderful way to help out your special family member. Your boxes are a wonderful example of your love and your creativity. You will be missed as one of the Watercooler Artists.

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    1. Thanks so much Heidi. I am sure I will miss it and all of you too.

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  2. Bev, these shadow boxes are beyond beautiful! And I think that the reason you made them makes them much more than that. I feel the love you put into them. You creations and your kindness will be missed on the Watercolor Challenges. All the best to you!

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    1. Such kind words. Much appreciated. I will be checking in.

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  3. Wow - this is the first time I've seen all 4 of your shadow boxes, Bev - they're amazing!! The amount of loving detail you put into each one is just striking. I'm sure going to miss you as part of the Watercooler Artist team, but I'm glad to know that I still can keep in touch with you! ((hugs)) Deb

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    1. I am honoured by your comments as your talents are superb. You do know where to find me.

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  4. WOW, this is truly amazing!! You are so talented!
    Regina

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    1. Thank you Regina -- how kind of you.

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  5. GORJUS!!! Love your shadow boxes...You've done an AMAZING job! Sad to see you leave the Watercooler DT; however wish you all the BEST for your future endeavours! :)

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    1. What lovely comment you have given me. Thank you so much for adding them and for coming to see what I post whenever you can.

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  6. Bev. What wonderful shadow boxes and purpose behind them. Your spring box with tulips is stunning. I can almost smell spring looking at it.

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    1. Thank you Jackie. Your words touch my heart.

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  7. Your shadow box is beautiful! You are an inspiration to all of us! Sad to see you go, but understand that life gets in the way! Hopefully you will rejoin us. Take care in all you do.

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  8. I'm sure you will still see my stuff around. Thank you for your kindness. It is nice to feel so appreciated.

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  9. Just found your blog thru SCS. Wonderful shadow boxes! I've been wanting to do something like this for a long time. Thanks for the inspiration!

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