Friday, 6 May 2011

Shadow box and news

Hi there everyone
I finally finished the project I was working on but I'll warn you now, the photos are not brilliant as I could not move the glass!
It's a shadow box frame that I picked up a while ago now and I decided to create a frame to house the Tailor dummy I made at the Lovin Ink retreat
Sorry I think this is about as good as it gets! I lined the back and sides with a masterboard made with all sorts of inks, bits and pieces, micobeads, washers, a UTEE medallian and glossy accents, stamped with some small cogs (from The Artistic Stamper)
There are a couple of grunge roses lurking in there too!
The outside of the frame was covered in paper made with Moonshadow walnut inks and salt, stamped with the small cogs and two statue stamps (Also from The Artistic Stamper)

I stamped one of the statues as well as a column from the same set onto the glass in brown Stazon.
Overall it looks absolutely fab but impossible to photograph properly!
Still, hopefully you will get the idea.

In other news (Now doesn't that sound like the 6 o clock bulletin!?) I am thrilled to be able to tell you (at last) that as of today I have joined the Design Team of Katzelkraft!!!!!!!!
If you have not checked out their amazing stamps yet, you are missing a treat. I have loved their stamps since I first saw them at The Craft Barn (who are the exclusive UK retailer for their stamps) and was lucky enough to attend a class with the extremely talented Beatrice. So you can just imagine how gobsmacked I was when she contacted me to ask if I would consider joining them......... still can't believe it really.
So, I look forward to showing you more of their fab stamps as I've just stocked up!
So all in all, it's been a fun day, now I need to tidy up a bit as I've made a bit of a mess!
Be Blessed today.


Bella said...

What FANTASTIC news! Congratulations! I love your shadow box too. A fitting place for your tailor dummy. Here's a toast to you...chink, chink.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Neil how exciting indeed and no wonder you are gob smacked, a big congrats!!
Shaz in oz.x Ps love the box too.. :D

Paul said...

Beautiful box and CONGRATULATIONS on the DT. No wonder you're excited. They have some wonderful stamps. Px

Angela Weimer said...

Neil, Congratulations that is fabulous new! Can't wait to see some more of your inspirations. Your new projects look wonderful. Have a wonderful weekend. Angela

Brenda Brown said...

Oh Neil, many congratulations, what brilliant news, good luck with it.
Just love your shadow box, a fabulous inky creation.
Have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Moonie said...

Looove this shadow box Neil... OMG to get my hands on it !!!!!
congrats on your DT position xx