Scaredy Cat

Did you remember to put your clocks back last night? After going through a phase where Mr Beez would alter some of the clocks and not others we generally leave ours until the morning to avoid confusion! There was a time when the return to GMT meant an extra hour in bed. Now it just means an extra hour awake first thing in the morning! That said, I still love it and will be a fierce campaigner to retain the seasonal time changes. So, as the nights start drawing in I thought the time was ripe to share this little shadow box with you:

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I’ve been searching high and low for some reasonably priced, by which I mean as chip as chips, ย shadow boxes in which to create little scenes. Whilst they seem readily available across the pond I have found it difficult to source something similar here in the UK. The one I’ve used here is the base of a box that is made from something similar to balsa wood. I’ve given it a coating of black acrylic paint and then covered the back with some paper from the Gecko Galz Coven paper pack.

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On the inside I added a piece from the Hocus Pocus pack.

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The fabulous cat and moon image comes from Haunted Ephemera. I cut out the complete image and adhered it to the back then cut out and additional cat and applied it with glue gel to add some dimension.

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I’ve lined the base of the scene with moss and then added a little picket fence and a computer generated sign.

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To the top I’ve added mini pumpkins (which are, in reality, seed pods called putkas or podkas and you can find them on Ebay and Etsy), and glittery punched stars.

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There’s a border of orange glitter which I created by applying strong double sided tape and then pressing the glitter on to it.

I’m sharing this over at City Crafter Challenge Blog for their “Piece of Sky” challenge.

Hope you’re having a great Sunday and thanks for buzzing by.

 


Comments

Scaredy Cat — 15 Comments

  1. I love that background paper, your cat is cute, and the shadow box was such a great idea! You know I can’t find the shadow boxes here either, I mean not on a normal price, so what I find quite ok to buy the stretched canvases, the thicker type and simply turn it around, the back I can make stronger and sometimes the wooden frame of the canvas adds to the box as well ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Love the trick of using the reverse of a deep canvas. I collect boxes too – but then can’t bring myself to use them!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. How flippin’ awesome is this!!! I LOVE it!!! The pods and stars at the top set it off brilliantly and are the type of finishing touch I never think of. Fantastic!!!!

    • Thanks Roberta. I love those mini pumpkin things and have the most enormous bag so expect to see them lots. In fact, without giving anything away, they make a reappearance tomorrow afternoon ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Wow, this is fabulous, I love the cat and the moon image and the brilliant fence. It almost goes without saying just how amazing the tiny pumpkins are.

    We remembered the clocks but I have still been totally confused all day!

    Dionne xx

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