May 10, 2012

{Imaginisce & Canvas Corp!}

All this week Canvas Corp is teaming up with Imaginisce to bring you some amazing inspiration!. There are great prizes to win at both blogs, so be sure to stop by!
For my project, I made this sweet little shadow box for my Mom. Back in the 40's, Gene Autry was the "singing cowboy movie star" that everyone loved! My Mom still likes to tell the story about the day she and her sister got to meet him and have their picture taken with him. This is such a treasured photo to her, I knew she would love this remembrance of that special day.

To start, I gave the shadowbox a light coat of white paint. After it dried, I sanded it just a bit so some of the original brown color would show through. I cut the burlap square to fit, and hot glued it inside the shadowbox. Next I stitched around both canvas stars with embroidery floss. I then added the red canvas flower, a canvas star, a denim roly rosie and an i-top button covered with burlap. I hot glued the rope and the other canvas star before adding the photo. I finished by adding journaling strips.
Don't forget to check out the Canvas Corp blog and the Imaginisce blog for a chance at the giveaway!
As always, thanks for stopping by!
xo Mary Ann

13 comments:

soapHOUSEmama said...

awesome project!!!!! Love the texture :)

Connie Mercer said...

love this!!! the vintage photo is amazing and goes perfect with the box you created~:):)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

this is wonderful, mary ann! such a special gift and keepsake.

Busygirl said...

I love the background for the shadowbox.

April Derrick said...

Sweet Project!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow is that adorable! LOVE the great photo and the extras just fit so perfectly.

Elizabeth Cooper said...

Personal gifts are the best! I think she's going to adore this one. :-) I really like the way you sanded the box after painting it to let the original color show through. Beautiful!

Gina Lideros said...

great project Mary Ann, I like how you added the burlap, it gives it that something extra.

Bethany Becker said...

I love the burlap background. Thanks for sharing!

gale said...

This is beautiful and amazing. What a great keepsake.

Norma G. said...

Wow, I love this!! I turned our really great :D

Izzy Anderson said...

I couldn't love this more!

Izzy Anderson said...

I couldn't love this more!