An Eerie Tale Shadow Box Frame for Jones Crafts

Altered Shadow box
An Eerie Tale Deep Shadow Box Graphic 45 - A Jones Crafts DT Project 
Helllllooooooo and Happy Wednesday to you.  We took time out on Monday and headed over to Stratford again, had lunch in the rooftop restaurant at the RSC Theatre and went up the new tower to take in the amazing views from the top.  You can see for miles…. but guess who forgot the camera!!  It was too nice not to wander down to the river, and after sitting watching the boats for a while I persuaded Andy that we should hire one out for an hour.  What a laugh, negotiating bridges, tour boats and swans and a seriously wobbly boat when we decided to change ends.  I'm not sure how we didn't end up in the water! 
Inspired by the Theatre style advent calendar I shared with you last week, I finished the first version of my Eerie Tale album and then moved onto a long overdue Jones Crafts DT project. 
This is the largest of the Candy Box Crafts shadow boxes measuring 12 x 12" across the centre and a great space to create a scene or wall art in.  I went for a black, orange and gold colour scheme with a few flowers thrown in for good measure lol!!  Cutting them out in the garden wasn't a good idea.  I lost a few as they blew off the table and disappeared between the decking boards  week…. more fussy cutting lol! 
The black and gold Unsolved Mystery 12 x 12 paper provides a fabulous backdrop and makes the flowers and centre scene pop.  I used one centre section of the An Errie Tale 12 x 12 paper for the centre scene curved on black card that folds round the sides of the inner frame and then layered the characters spinning wheel and flowers over the top  to add depth to the finished frame.  Here's a few close up pics of the detail and the supply list if you'd like to make one yourself. 
Supply List 
An Eerie Tale 12 x 12 papers used
Unsolved Mystery x 2 
An Errie Tale x 2
Enchantment x 1 
You Bewitch Me x 1 
Wicked Whimsey x 1  
An Errie Tale Sticker Button & Label 
2 x Black 12 x 12 Kaisercard
Treasure gold 
2mm Chipboard  
Art Glitter 
Black buttons from Jones Crafts 
Black Paint
Glossy Accents / Tacky Glue 
Alterations Pediment die 
Alterations Elegant Flourishes die 
Sizzix Dotty & Flowers Die Set 658583
I've got one more project to make from the papers I've got left over so I'm going to grab a coffee and get my thinking cap on.  Enjoy the rest of your day, thanks for calling by and catch up again soon :-)


  1. This is beautiful Clare! As always your work is superb!!! I will have to see about making one one of these days.
    Your poor little brain must be so tired by the end of the day coming up with all these beautiful designs!!
    Thanks for your inspiration!!

    1. Hi Judy, thanks for calling by. Hope your trip to the dentist went well. The little brain is up and whirring this morn on another little something lol!! Catch up soon xx :-)

  2. Darling pictures of you two on the boat, C!! LOL. That must have been a fun adventure dodging all the river traffic. And as always, inspiring and gorgeous creations! Ginormous hugs from across the pond, Ruth Ann :)

    1. Hi Ruth Ann, We were so close to falling in. Andy didn't mention he'd never rowed before so it got a bit wobbly before we swapped ends lol!! Huge hugs from me to you and hope you're well. xx :-) C

  3. wow stunning so beautiful made Clare my compliments.
    Gr Karin

    1. Hi Karin, many thanks for calling by. Hope you're well x :-) C

  4. Good afternoon Clare, I'm loving todays project and the papers look fabulous. I have to say when it comes to relaxation I think I would have to come up with something a little less tiring in this heat, but probably not half as much fun. Great photos. I've read your email regarding the Yorkshire workshop, for which many thanks, and will very soon start to check that I have everything you suggest on your essential supplies list. Thanks for sharing todays project and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
    Margaret A.

    1. Hi Margaret, Happy Sunday morning to you. Thanks for calling by the blog this week. The heat is catching up with me now and I'm definitely on a go slow lol!!! Looking forward to seeing you next Sunday. Enjoy the rest of your weekend xx

  5. Hi Clare, A fabulous shadow box, showcasing the fantastic 'Eerie Tale', truly stunning !!
    Glad you had a great trip to Stratford, a beautiful place.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

    1. Hi Patricia, thanks for calling by the blog. Hope you' re not melting in the heat we've been having. I'm definitely on a go slow here :-) Have a lovely rest of your weekend and catch up again soon xx