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Oriental Shadow Box

Bird Song Shadow Box - Candy Box Crafts & Graphic 45
I had a really productive day around the house yesterday and a visit from Mr Candy Box Craft himself too.  While we sat chatting, tea drinking and eating cake (very brittish) he spotted one of his boxes I've been working on at the back of my table. He loved it so I thought I'd share it with you all before I send it of to John at Jones & Co.  He has an interest in all things oriental having traded with the Far East for many years, so I thought I'd make him something with an oriental feel from two of the brands his company wholesales as a thank you for having me on the Jones stand at Stitches. Don't tell him you've seen it :-)  

I used the 8" x 8" deep shadow box from Candy Box Crafts and 12 x 12 papers from Graphic 45's bird Song Collection, along with some tacky glue, black paint a Gina Designs chipboard pagoda and some black embossing powder.  After a lot of fussy cutting and quite a bit of dithering about over what should go where I finally finished it last night. Just got to find a pizza box to pack it in and head off to the Post Office this morn……………… I love bringing the papers to life in a decoupage sort of a way to make 3 dimensional pieces. 

Here s a few pics of the detail from this one: 

Shadow boxes are available over on our blogshop if you fancy making one yourself.  Well that's all from me today so thanks for calling by and catch up again soon :-) 


  1. Absolutely fabulous Clare!! I love 3 dimensional things and even the little lanterns look like they are glowing!! He will love it I am sure! Lots of fussy cutting to be sure but it is absolute perfection!! Thanks for sharing the great photos of your work!
    Love, love, love,
    Your friend Judy in Payson, Arizona

  2. Morning Clare, Wow !!! I'm loving this shadow box, Jones & Co will adore this gorgeous creation. The fussy cutting is sensational, and the compilation is truly 'perfect'.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  3. Wow Clare so much to look at I am sure John will love it Hugs Sandra xx

  4. This is gorgeous, Bird Song is my favourite Graphic pad to date. I'm currently following your Couture album class, it's SO worth doing!, and substituting the papers for Bird Song along the way so this is a great inspiration for me. I'm sure John will love it.

  5. This is absolutely beautiful, and totally unique. I have never seen anything like this before!
    Your blog is gorgeous too, just discovered it. I would love it if you popped over to mine to say hello, I'm new to this!
    Gayle x

  6. This is so gorgeous! My favourite collection too!!

  7. All I can say is WOW! Beautiful, gorgeous, stunning. Love the details you added.

  8. its absolutely gorgeous clare. I know he will love it. can't wait to see his reaction xx

  9. lovin it! gorgeous!

  10. Absolutely fantastic Clare, I am in awe!

  11. Claire, you are so talented. I love it. !! How do you come up with all of your wonderful ideas time and time again? The papers are beautiful but I would have to buy 2 packs because the first one I could cut up but would still have the 2nd one to look at. Just stunning! Hugs Pauline A x

  12. WOW... Absolutely Beautiful!

  13. Gorgeous, absolutely stunning :)


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