Friday, January 10, 2014

A Birthday Shadow Music Box

Hello 2014...........
I am back trying to catch up with my blogging after a long "rest". This project was made without a plan. I knew the outcome I wanted but didn't have definitive steps. So bear with me as I try Io get back into the swing of blogging.  This is the project for my dear blog friend, Eunice (her blog: A star for Chiemi - see her link on my right hand side bar). Project size is 6" x 6-1/2" x 1" thick.  The shoji screen was made using my Silhouette Cutting machine by just simple rectangles.  Neat, eh? Two sets of shoji screens cut to sandwich the vellum card stock.  In the center of the door, a black circle with a hidden magnetic closure. I absolutely love this Washi paper, too.
Opening the left side:
Then open the right side to reveal a shadow box featuring Kimono Marci from La-la Land Crafts. Pagoda in the back wall is a Cricut Cartridge from Provocraft . The Bridge cut in Black card stock  - die is from La-la Land Crafts found here is positioned on a layer of acetate sandwiched in between foam core.. 
Some additional details about the front embellishments: These stamped and cut blossoms are from the Kimono Marci with Fan stamp set also from La-la Land Crafts Copic colors used: R46, R43, R83, R21 with a adhesive flat back pearl in the centers.  The branch is from Memory Box.
On the bottom right side, there is a turning mechanism......for what?  Why to play that famous tune" Happy Birthday". I happen to purchase this special item from a local store in San Francisco called "Arch".  They sell lots of artist supplies here and this one of the special items.
The mechanism can be pulled out - it is completely covered.
Here is the mechanism "uncovered" - it is basically housed in a box.
And, here is Kimono Marci sandwiched in between layers of acetate. Copic colors used for Kimono Marci:  E000, E00, E11, R20, W2, W4, W6, W8, R45, R43, E55, Y38, + Yellow Stickles
Another view:
Some additional blossoms on the inside along with some die cut grass from La-la Land Crafts found here.
See the Memory Box branch on the back wall on the Washi Paper?  The blossoms are positioned on a layer of acetate.
Here you can see the bridge more clearly along with die cut grass which is behind the top layer acetate.
Because this shadowbox was built from scratch, the sides inside are also covered with scraps of Washi paper (I didn't like the white foam core edges showing) for that finished look. Gold 1/8" mat is around the entire front opening.
You can also see the inside edges covered using scrap so Washi paper here, too.
Thank you for your patience................hope you all like this project.


Karen L said...

Glad to see you back in the blogosphere. This is a beautiful project.

Jan Castle said...

Patti, your project is Gorgeous...I'm sure Eunice will be over the moon with pleasure when she receives it!!! So much lovely detail!!!!

eunice said...

Thank you, Patti for this totally amazing birthday keepsake. A special gift from the heart that will be treasured for many, many years. You are the best!

Leanne said...

Oh my Patti this looks unreal!! All the details are gorgeous!!

Debbie Pamment said...

Ooooh LOVE LOVE LOVE this Patti - and love how you have incorporated the music mechanism too.....
Glad you are having fun at CHA - would have been GREAT to go and check it all out.....AND catch up!!!

Alexis said...

This is a stunning project! TFS. X

Merilee Lane said...

This is amazing! You did an impeccable job on each and every detail. Thank you so much for sharing all of the photos. I carefully studied every photo in order to understand how you accomplished each step. I absolutely love this project! Who would think to include a music box? What a great idea! As I said before, this project is amazing!

Thank you so much for inspiring me with your work!


Kim's Life said...

This is gorgeous!!! Terrific work!