This week I have a lovely Shadow Box Tag to share with you. The shadow box is actually made from the lid of a small box measuring approximately 8" x 3" so it's big enough to work with yet small enough to complete quickly.
Firstly I lined the inside of the box with papers from the 'Fairybelle' collection by Prima, these papers lended themselves beautifully to the gorgeous colours in the embellishments I wanted to use. Around the inside edge I place a beautiful white lace trim and finished off with pale blue pearl beaded trim. I made my own small dressform out of paper mache and used two chess pieces to form a stand for her. The bodice was then covered in Aubergine lace with a little of the white lace around the bust. The skirt was made up of different laces, some trimmed to make then a little thinner and also some more pearl beaded trim was added for interest and texture, it was all cut on an angle so that the stand can still be seen.
Some gorgeous seam binding swathed around the hip area and brought up on one side into a lovely bow finished the skirt off nicely and a variety of small flowers was made into a bouquet to form a little side bustle. Lastly I added a bronze bead cap along with a pearl bead to a stick pin and glued it into the neck area using Helmars glue. A little hanger was formed from a piece of seam binding and lace twisted together and placed on the back.
I think it turned out very pretty and it's now on it's way to a lovely lady in Greece :)