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Monday, July 9, 2012

Creative Artist Challenge ~ A Heavenly Bit of Design

Hello Bloggy Friends,

Over a month ago I was asked if I would like to participate
in a crafting challenge.  Having never really done one,
other than swaps, I decided I would love to give this a try.

My sweet friend Ele over at
was our hostess and supplier of the
materials we would use in our challenge.
We also were given some adorable hand stamped ribbon
from OwensAcres etsy shoppe.
Can you see all the wonderful goodies that came in my kit?
Papers, ribbon, twine, crepe paper, glitter, buttons
and oh, so much more.

I actually had an idea right off, of what I thought I'd do. 
Having seen shadow boxes on Pinterest and etsy,
I really wanted to do one of these.
So my first thing was to secure a *shadowbox*...which
I snagged on ebay. 

I then had to put my goodies aside as I was
sadly dealing with my sweet kitty Chloe who was in
kidney failure.  We then went on our family vacation
the middle of June.  Once I returned, I knew I would
have to get my creative juices flowing.

My theme:
Adoring and Loving...

I REAAAAALLLY had so much fun with my
theme.  If you know me or are a follower you will KNOW
this is SOOOOO me!!!

I used up most every piece of the papers what were given me.
The main colors were pretty pale blues, green and fadded
sheets of paper.  I then tried to use this theme in
different ways, showcasing the fun materials we were

Being a lacy girl I added tons of lace,
and my own hand made clay and felt roses too.

I was able to incorporate most of the fun items
we had received, the glitter on a heart, the beads
on another heart, the buttons everywhere, and
best of all...I had to use my imagination!

I used our *free* sweet ribbon in two ways.
I created a ribbon rose and then added
a ribbon box with my felt roses
in one of my sections. 
A Perfect compliment to the other
lovely items we had to play with.
Thank you Owens Acres!!!

There you have it a lovely Collage ShadowBox.
What do you think?
Wasn't this a great idea?

Please be sure to stop by Ele's blog and her etsy shop
to see other great goodies and items she may have listed.
Be sure to also see Ele's blog for Other's who participated
in the fun challenge!


Be Blessed


Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Love that look Lorena, so pretty, beautiful work! I bet you had fun too:) Hugs Marilou

Alessandra said...

This work is wonderful! Well done dear friend.

Kris Pare said...

So pretty! I love that you were able to use everything also!

Barbara Jean said...

This is sooo adorably cute!!!!

Thanks for so many great ideas...

barbara jean (another Ele creative person today)


That is so YOU and so Pretty!!! Love it all. I better check out that site and etsy.
Hope your heart is mending..

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Lorena, It is so sweet, and so you! Love how you made the rose out of the ribbon, AND of course, your own clay them! Thanks for playing! Everyone did such a fantastic job!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh how fabulous, rose is glad you played along and shared

vivian said...

Hi Lorena, just stopping by from Eles blog. I did the same challenge as you. what a fun bunch of supplies we had to use. I love how your collage turned out especially the ribbon flower you made, so cute.
this was a fun challenge!
have a great day

Marie Antionette said...

How beautiful and blue.Love it.
XXOO Marie Antionette

Caleen said...

Love the colors and such a sweet box. You did a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing.