Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Winter Blues Shadow Box

Hi Friends!

It’s been a loooong time since I last posted on my blog! I’ve been wanting to revive it for a while and the latest challenge over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog was the perfect opportunity to do so. The theme for this month’s challenge is “Winter Blues”. We had to create a monochromatic piece using the color blue, which happens to be my favorite color.

As soon as I read the instructions, the song, Blue Moon, popped into my head. I just happened to have a pile of Tim Holtz’s paper dolls on my desk so I decided to start by finding a suitable image. When I came across the boy and his dog, a story began to emerge. I imagined this sweet little fur baby as a stray pup, wishing for (and finding) someone to love and be loved by. 

With that song playing over and over in my head, I set out to work. I started by creating a 6”x6” cardstock shadow box using this tutorial. Once that was done, I cut the moon and stars out using Tim Holtz’s die. After that, I gathered all the blue paper, ink, paint, glitter and vintage embellies I had on hand and went to town!

I love how this turned out! And these little shadow boxes are fun and super easy to make! If you’re interested in participating in the challenge, head over to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog for all the details.



  1. I love your shadow box with its blue moon! That is adorable. Thanks for joining our challenge at The Frillie and Funkie Blog.

  2. Fabulous shadowbox. Love how you expressed the song that inspired you. This is so vintage and has a wonderful selection of embellishments, especially that big blue moon. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funke.