Monday, February 17, 2014

Sunshine Shadow Box Tutorial by Jodi

Hi everyone! Jodi here today to bring a little Sunshine to the Doodlebug Blog today! This month I wanted to showcase an 8 X 8 Shadowbox using some Core Color Products! After creating a Christmas Shadowbox, I knew I wanted to create some decor for our new house. I decided to create this for my daughters room and the inspiration started with the sun from the mini doodle-pops!

I started off with lily white piece of cardstock, bumblebee, swiss dot washi tape and the mini doodlepops to refer to the sun as I create! I  started by adding the washi tape as shown:

The next step was too to add the bumblebee pixies. The pieces don't need to be perfect as the face of the sun will cover the center.

 Next up is creating the face of the sun. I used scraps from my petite prints and traced an approximate 3 inch circle for the face, two half inch circles for the rosy cheeks and two hole punched circles for the eye. I also punched a two inch circle (you can use a scrap piece for this circle as it is used to create the mouth)

I then used the two inch circle to trace a mouth:

Using the Bubblegum Twine, add this with some quick drawing glue over the traced semi-circle. Add the remaining pieces by popping up the rosy cheek at the end of the twine smile, and then add the eyes.

I then added  the sun using some foam dots to give it some dimension.

I then decided that I wanted to couple more rays of washi tape (yep, its always okay to go back to make your project work for you!). So I went back added to more rays of washi tape under the pixies at the bottom.  I then added some bubblegum letters in a few different fonts, and placed it back in the shadow box. 

Some more detail shots:

I hope I brought you a little bit of sunshine in the middle of winter!


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