Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spring Showers and Flowers - eCraft Tuesday Design Team Project

I adore this silhouette of Ella with her umbrella!  I purchased this image a while ago at eCraft Central but had quite a difficult time deciding on what I wanted to create with it.  With spring here now, I was inspired to make a shadow box using Ella.

Programs: eCraft Shop Pro and SCAL3
SVG's:  5x7 Shadow Box Frame by Lori Whitlock; Umbrella Ella Silhouette, Flowers, Rain Cloud by Craftwell at eCraft Central
Brads:  American Crafts - (you will need 1 brad for each flower, I used a total of 17 brads)
Cardstock: Hello Spring Mini Theme by Echo Park (patterned paper); Recollections (black/white cardstock)
Inks: Colorbox - Cape Cod, Plum Berry, Shabby Pink, Banana Custard, Violet, Lilac, Orchid and Black by Clearsnap.
Adhesives: Pop It! Shapes 1/4" thick by Ranger; Xyron Mega Runner; Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
The How-To:

 -In SCAL3, import the 5x7 shadow box frame from Lori Whitlock. 
 I ungrouped the images and put them onto separate project tabs so I could group my images by the pattern/color cardstock I wanted to cut them out in.  The back and sides of the frame are white cardstock, and for the inside and frame face I used patterned paper.   Once everything is cut out, assemble the shadow box frame. 
    Note: In the file there is only one piece for the back of the frame, I cut out two - one in white and one in the raindrop pattern cardstock and adhered the two together with my Xyron Mega Runner.  

- In eCraft Shop Pro - resize and cut out the following:  Umbrella Ella Silhouette - 4 inches high in black cardstock; Flowers - 5 at 3 inches high and 4 at 2 inches high in white cardstock;  Rain Cloud 2 of each - 2 inches wide and 1.5 inches wide in white cardstock.

 - I used Colorbox inks on the clouds, rain drops and flowers instead of using colored cardstock. I really love the way the inks make the clouds and flowers pop with the Echo Park Hello Spring cardstock.

 - I applied the light blue ink to the rain drops, small clouds and only as an outline on the two bigger clouds. The rain drops are also outlined in black ink.

- For the flowers, apply the ink in whichever colors you prefer.  I used all of the colors in my supply list and just varied them.  After you apply the ink, take your back and front piece of the flower and attach them by inserting the brad in the center. 

 - It is now time to assemble everything inside of your frame! I adhered one cloud in back of Ella and used Pop It! Shapes to adhere the others.  By stacking your Pop It! Shapes you can add a whole lot more dimension to your project.  The rain drops are adhered the same way, only I cut down my Pop It! Shape into small slivers so it would fit the rain drop.  Ella is also adhered with the Pop It Shapes, as are some of the flowers, the rest of the flowers are glued to the back of the inside.  Arrange your flowers as you see fit, I only used 17 flowers, you may want to use more or less. 

 And tada! A pretty spring decoration for your home! 

This project was designed for the eCraft by Craftwell Design Team. Be sure to check out all the design teams' projects at the Craftwell blog -- click here!! 


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