Sunday, January 20, 2013

Chase Your Dreams....

Welcome back ya'll! 
I have an inspirational shadow box to share with you today for the newest Make It Monday linky party  Our sponsor this week is the ever incredible Bugaboo and this time around I chose one of their quotes to use on my project, titled, Chase Your Dreams.  
This shadow box is made from a 12x12 piece of cardstock. To stiffen it up a bit, once folded, I painted on a layer of Gesso and it gave it a nice sturdiness.  
Nine little handmade flowers made with Stampin' Up! punches


My cutting machine is not liking the texture of my black cardstock, either that, or I don't have it on the correct setting, so you can see a few "snags" in the silhouette images, but this was my 4th attempt to cut them out and well...I think it works just fine.  I thought the little girl chasing a butterfly would be perfect and the sentiment above and the single butterfly all come from the Silhouette Studio Store. 

Hope you've enjoyed this project and it's given you some creative ideas.  
Now for the fun part....my,
What is it about "Having One of Those Days?" cards that crack me up? It might be because I can pretty much relate to each of them! Had the best giggle with Billie's card here and just had to share it as my Pick Of The Week! Thanks so much for sharing this with Make It Monday!

Come share you makes with us at Make It Monday, check out my teammates ever creative makes, and you could be in the running for the prize from Bugaboo for 7 digital images of your choice!
Hugs n' Happy Crafting,
Lisa xx

31 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Lisa!

Sandy said...

A stunning piece of Art!!! Lisa. I can see why those cutting machines are so popular. Just love the wording. Billie's card is a great POTW choice. It's so funny, I like their expressions!!!
Hugs, Sandy

Rene said...

Ok, I've revised this comment in my head a million times because, quite frankly, what I'd really like to write is "HOLY $H!T your project is (BEEP) AMAZING!" Seriously, why do I feel the need to cuss like a sailor when I see something absolutely AMAZING!!! This is my FAVORITE project of yours. Just incredible! Do you need my addy so you can send it to me? ;D
Rene
P.S. One more time: AMAZING!!!!

Lisa S. said...

I LOVE this shadowbox L2!!! The sentiment, images and gorgeous flowers are stunning together. A fave, well new fave, of mine. ;) Your POTW made me chuckle because I am having a day fraught with technology woes. I've almost taken the hammer to my keyboard twice today. :( I do hope you are faring better than I am. Hee Hee
Have a terrific week,
L1

Michelle said...

Hi Lisa

Whoa, card stock shadow box?! How'd you do that??? Love it!!

The whole project is awesome (didn't notice the snags till you mentioned them. The coloured flowers are beautiful in their contrast to the black and white.

Completely loving your POTW, LOL, Reminds me of our cat, except she is after our budgie all the time.

Michelle :o)

Chrissy said...

I love,love,love your shadow box Lisa..love the sentiments and the slihouette is just gorgeous..love the flowers and butterfly too, I'm running as fast as I can, just can't quite reach mine, but things will slow down soon and I'll nab the little blighters..now I have pepper in my eye as I'm eating my lunch while blogging..ouch...water quick.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Chrissy said...

Love Billies card too..what a great image and colouring..love the cats attitude..made me smile while my eye is stinging..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

This is fabulous Lisa..I love your 3 D projects
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Sandy said...

Just beautiful love how you did the shadow box.. So want to give this a go.. Love your POTW made me smile..
Sandy :)

Shirley-anne said...

Lisa this project is awesome ..really thinking outside the box weren't you ..
Well inside I guess .Either way love the sentiment showcased this way .Your added images are so perfect along with those beautiful diecut words and flowers .
Wonderful POTW . "As if! " the fish seems to be thinking ..
Shirley-Anne

Billie A said...

You shadow box is outstanding. I love the bugaboo wording and the way you did the die cuts and flowers. Awesome work.
Thanks so much for picking my card as POTW. I really appreciate it and thanks for the lovely comment and for the comments from your blog followers. Hugs

lalkygirl said...

wow lis awhat a FANTASTIC shadow box,thanks for sharing the how to...love the sillhouette,wording and yummy flower ....hey ..i love everything about it...
what a fab POTW ...feel a bit sorry for the fish tho
tracey x

Marjorie said...

Wow! you always take my breath away with your beautiful creations hunnie, and I just love this, you are a true artist and always inspire me!..
Fabulous pick for this week.. love the determination on that cat's face lol!!...
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic Lisa. Like everyone else I would love to know how you made the shadow box. Marvellous pick of the week.

Paper Profusion said...

Your shadow box is simply wonderful Lisa. Fabulously designed. Thanks for lol with pick of the week! Have a great week yourself. Nicola x

Laura Love said...

This is gorgeous!

Mary J said...

I love how you used the black and white then surprised us with that goregous flower arrangement Lisa - beautifully thought out!

MiniOwner said...

Oh that is just beautiful! Happy Monday. :o)
Sue x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Oh my word Lisa, I love this, it is absolutely fabulous!!! I must have a try at one of these.
Kevin xx

Sonia said...

Oh my dearest friend,You left me fabulous comments,but you are more creative than me,you made a stunning creation^_^
Gorgeous diecuts/siluette^_^
Big hug,
Sonia

Meihsia Liu said...

Oh..my, Lisa, you amazed everyone again. This creation is awesome! Love the beautiful shadow box and handmade flowers. The diecut sentiment is fantastic on the top of the box. Truly amazing design! ^_^

Pia S said...

WOW! I'm such a fan of silhouettes, and you've picked the perfect sentiment - it has such a great silhouette feel to it and looks great with your choice of image!

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow i love that deep frame and the flowers are so pretty.. your pick f the week made me chuckle.. our cat once pished the fish bowl off the side board .. it smashed and she ate the fish... my daughter was told the fish swam away lol
Lisa

Samantha said...

This is a gorgeous box frame so lovely the way you did the writing and silhouette, hugs me x

Tracy said...

Cool! Those cutting hiccups are why I quit using my Cricut. Guess the Silhouette has it's fair share too huh. Regardless the project is amazing. The silhouette of the girl and your gorgeous punched flowers really bring it to life. Hugs! H

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Wow Lisa. I can't believe all the incredible designs that you have come up with in these past two weeks. Just, jaw on the floor pick it up before something crawls in, AMAZING. You are truly an inspiration. I wish I had the time to leave a comment on each design but blogger might just crash on me if I were to attempt it. Just know that I love each and every one of your designs. You are so, so talented.

Hugs,
from the other L.

mamof9 said...

Gorgeous idea, I seen it on Make It Monday and had to pop over and have a look x

butterfly said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! LOVE the b&w silhouettes, and then that fabulous floral in delicate pretty colours... just wonderful! And there may be snags in the words, but I think it looks magnificent - would love one of those dies!! The basic card structure is fab too - altogether amazing!
Alison xx

Margaret said...

Once again, I find myself trying to put the right words in this little box... The whole thing is so beautiful and artistic! LOVE the paper print flowers mixed with just a hint of blue and the black silhouette cut outs are fabulous (I have the same problem with certain cardstock in my cricut...) The hand made shadow box is brilliant, but I have to say that my favorite part is how it all 'works' so well paired with the sentiments. Fabulous!! And if you want to get rid of this piece, you know my address! :)

Margaret said...

Oh, good grief... I was so worked up over your gorgeous piece, I forgot to comment on the POTW! This is so fun and it reminds me a little of the digi you created with the cat peering in the fishbowl.

Bettina L. said...

OMG what a stunning frame Lisa. You have really a talent for those gorgeous details. Such a star creation. Hugs Bettina xx