Monday, 1 July 2013

There's a New Kid on the Block!

And it is Altered Eclectic!
I'm sure by now you all know I'm on the DT of Eclectic Ellapu. Elaine our beloved leader and owner who many of you will know creates the most wonderful altered art, decided to start a challenge purely for altered art and she let me tag along!
The new challenge is called..............Altered Eclectics and this is the first challenge! Yay!!
The challenges will run monthly and are always Anything Goes - any altered art project is welcome but we do not want cards, ATC's or scrapbook pages as there are plenty of those already. So all you lovely people who enjoy giving a new life to an old object - come and join us!
My project for this month is a Shadowbox for a baby! I had an apprentice working in my office who was very good but unfortunately, she decided to have a baby and has left to have her little one! We knew it was a boy and what his name is and I am pleased to say he made his presence known last Friday, 10 days late and a whopping 9lb 14oz - Mum and baby are doing well!
The shadowbox I got courtesy of our lovely Elaine, I ordered some from a site that has now closed and they seemed to go into meltdown before they processed my order!
The outside is covered with some white duct tape that has been embossed and covered with some pale blue acrylic paint then buffed off. The letters are some I had in my stash along with the teddies, I made them from some lightweight non firing clay and I painted them all with metallic blue acrylic. I line the sections with some of the duct tape covered with lace.
I used some wooden butterflies that have been glittered and varnished. The front is finished with some fine blue satin ribbon, the back has been covered with some blue gingham and some ginham ribbons were added to hang it from.
I hope you like my little shadowbox and I would love to see you over at Altered Eclectics for our very first challenge!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!


  1. A wonderful project Laurie, I love all the little elements you've used x

  2. Great DT piece, glad to working with you on Altered Eclectics.

    Moira xxx

  3. This is gorgeous sweetcheeks and you certainly did the shadow box justice. You know I loves ya xx

  4. Wow! That's one big baby. Glad both baby and mom are doing well. I'm sure your gift will be well received as it is fabulous! I love that you added bling even if it is for a boy. Well done teamie~


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