Saturday, January 31, 2015

"Inspire Your Heart with Art Day"

Hi, Unruly Paper Arts is having a link party where we are sharing art that we've created from the heart. Link up one of your creative projects here.


1. Link up any of your own creative projects (papercraft or mixed media) that inspire your heart, ie. uses products and colors you love and styles and imagery that makes your heart swoon, or that were simply created from the heart. This means no Design Team or other Challenge Criteria should be used to make this project. It is simply what you love to make with no restrictions or limitations as to what you do or use. You can share your project throughout the event period (31st Jan to 2nd Feb) using our Party Link Up. The Party Link Up will be listed here below and open from 12.00am 31st of January.

2. You must be a follower of Unruly Paper Arts.

3. Leave a little love for others, by commenting on at least the blogs of the person listed in the link up before you and the two people behind you.

4. Display our Party Badge (shown above) on your blog and link back to this post when you post your creation to your blog, galleries etc.

Here is the piece that I made.

I love to fill printer trays, divided boxes and little shadowboxes. So I used a box from Hobby Lobby, painted the outside with Martha Stewart green olive acrylic paint and then brushed Golden paint over the green. (I used Quinacridone/Nickel Azo Gold.)

I then began gathering lots of stuff from my stash and my sister's stash. I decided to cover the back of each section with patterned paper. Next came the fun part - adding in all the bits and bobs to fill each space.

Here are a few close ups of some sections.

I hope you will join us at the "Inspire Your Heart with Art Day" linky party!


Mary Ann Potter said...

So cute! I love shadow boxes! My favorites are from Tim Holtz and Seven Gypsies. What a special way to showcase nifty trinkets! And what fun to be in this link-up! I enjoyed seeing your work.

Danie May said...

Joan what a lovely way to showcase all your little mementos and trinkets. A great way to inspire your heart with little treasures you love on display. I am so pleased you joined in with our Inspire Your Heart With Art Event. xx

Christi Conley said...

I adore playing with shadow boxes but none of mine even come close to the goodies in yours! Every time I look at it I see something new - and the cute couple at the top are adorable! Amazing!

Krisha said...

This is wonderful. I've always wanted to play with shadow boxes, but dare not venture into an other crafty area...LOL

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhh this is just fabulous!! LOVING all the goodies you added to the shadow box!!!!!

Nicie Ibarra said...

What an adorable shadow box! Now you can easily enjoy all the little mementos!!!

Judys Fabrications said...

Loved checking out what is in you sweet shadow box.I love them too.Thanks for sharing.

Michele said...

this is an inspirational piece! i'd like to try something like this! xo