I'm excited to share my little ocean view Vignette Box today.
Here are a few photos of how I put this together. I had a 7" diameter circle of cardboard from the bottom of a small pizza. I cut out a 3 1/2" x 5 1/8" rectangle to line the box. I tore off some of the paper covering it and brushed over it with a wash of Ranger Distress Picket Fence Paint and water and dried it with my heat tool. Then I sprayed some Salty Ocean Distress Spray Stain onto my craft mat, spritzed over the stain with water and dragged the painted cardboard panel through it letting it drip down. I dried that layer with my heat tool and then stamped over the panel with Cover a Card Bubbles Stamp from Impression Obsession using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink.
I die cut the Seahorse and Wild Flower stem out of a tan Paper Leather Sheet. I used Eileen Hull's Honeycomb embossing folder to give texture to the seahorse, rubbed over the seahorse with Distress Ground Espresso Ink and added a Candy Dot eye. I looped the tail around the stem, glued the stem flat onto the panel and used foam dots under the seahorse I added some "sand" using Tim Holtz recipe. I added a Small Talk sticker - which way to the beach? after cutting it in half and sponging the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. .
I used thick foam dots behind the panel to hold it up a bit inside the Vignette Box.
I had two half circle pieces of cardboard left over from the pizza cardboard and realized one would fit perfectly at the top of my Vignette Box! I tore off some paper and painted it with the same Picket Fence paint and water wash. I stamped this lovely quote stamp from Gift From the Sea set by Gina K Designs onto a piece of Kraft card due cut with a Stitched Mat Rectangle Die from Lil' Inker Designs.
I sponged the edges of both of them with Ranger Distress Vintage Photo Ink. I put a piece of Linen Ribbon behind the sentiment and added two real shells in the corners.
I adhered twine along the sides and bottom edge of the frame. I added a Starfish die cut from Paper Leather and sponged with Ground Espresso with a green enamel dot in the center. I added a little more sand to the bottom of the frame as well as another little real shell.
(you can still see some of the white glue I used as it was so humid when I was making this it took forever to dry! when it does dry it will be completely clear)
I added two wooden circles to the base of the box for feet. I sponged the edges with Distress Ground Espresso ink. The box is a little back heavy so I had to place them a little off center, closer to the back to balance it.
I love these Vignette Boxes - and I'm so happy with how my little ocean scene came out inside it!
I'm linking my project to the following challenges:
Anything But Cute - Summertime
Stamps & Stencils - Tic Tac Toe
I used Corrugated Cardboard, Circles (stamp) and String (twine)Stamps: Cover a Card Bubbles - Impression Obsession, Gifts from the Sea - Gina K Designs.
Paper: corrugated cardboard, Paper Leather Sheets - Sizzix.
Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink, Ranger Distress Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo, Mermaid Lagoon.
Accessories: Picket Fence Distress Paint, Salty Ocean Distress Spray Stain, Neutrals Candy Dots - SU, Eileen Hull Honeycomb Embossing Folder - Sizzix, Stitched Mat Rectangle Die - Lil' Inker Designs, Wild Flowers Thinlets Die, Sand and Sea Die - Tim Holtz, thick foam dots, sea shells from stash, Idea-ology Linen Ribbon, Small Talk Occasion Stickers.