Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Vicki Project part 1

I was actually in the right place at the right time for a change and snagged a couple of new die cuts to play with. The die is distributed by Accucut and was designed by Vicki Chrisman. She was offering on her blog, This art that makes me happy, a chance to try out the die cuts. It was an offer I couldn't resist.

The base is a triptych and can be used as a standing project as shown or it can be folded for a dimensional card. The 3 large flower panels are from Crafty Secrets as are the pink and green patterned papers.

This is the center panel. The shadow helps to give you some idea of the 1/2" depth of the frame which forms the shadow box.

The little seed catalogue is made from a vintage image and several "pages" of cardstock that have been distressed and held together with 2 staples from the Tim Holtz mini attacher.

The bunny image is from a vintage postcard with a watering can added for watering the flowers. Notice the tiny seed packets I added to her basket.

And what good is a watering can without water? The water drops have been made with the help of a clear Gelly Roll glitter pen.

For the final panel, I embellished with a variety of watering cans and more tiny flowers. The top watering can is giving up its last drop to the nasturtium. You just can't see it in the picture.

  • Die: Accucut Shadow Box Portrait die #VC101CSJ
  • Paper: Crafty Secrets Earthy and Radiant collections
  • Stamps: grass stamp-maker unknown
  • Ink: TH distress inks-antique linen, mustard seed, brushed corduroy-Marvy-jungle green
  • Images: Crafty Secrets, vintage postcards
  • Misc: fence from Jolee's, cheesecloth, Gelly Roll glitter pen, assorted markers, tiny flower punch, distressing tool
Stay tuned for part 2 coming up in my next post!


Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Sarah, I knew you would rock this project! Wow! I cannot believe that seed catalog you created...fabulous!!

JeanFB said...

Gorgeous and intricate shadow box card!! I loved looking at every detail (that seed catalog is especially brilliant!). TFS!

ScrappyPam said...

What a gorgeous project! You do these little vignettes so well!!

Robin said...

Oh my! I love this one!!! That little picket fence and the seed catalog you created are just wonderful accents on an allready gorgeous piece!

Glad we didn't go shopping today!

Susan said...

This is so cool! How coincidental - I got one of Vicki's diecut shadowboxes too, but I haven't done mine yet.

Lori said...

This is STUNNING! The attention to detail is astounding, the seed catalog, the seed packets, just a fantastic piece of art!

Vicki C said...

Oh MY GOODNESS.. you crazy creative crafter you!!! This is just so adorable, and the details are just amazing! You really outdie yourself on this one girl!
Thankyou for all the time and efforet you went to to create something so beautiful with my die.. I'm totally honored!
SO glad you played along!

Anonymous said...

Wow... so much detail. These are stunning. Thanks for sharing. Love them!

Lyneen said...

Sarah these are lovely... soooo much detail. all the little seed packets, picket fence and all. Thanks for sharing.

stampqueen said...

Bright and fresh and adorable. Love all the little watering cans!!!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

WOW!! This is absolutely wonderful - what a great combination of elements! And your catalog is great!