Saturday, March 5, 2016

A Shadow Box for St. Patrick's Day

Shadow boxes filled with paper flowers are a 'hot' item in some of my Facebook Groups at the moment and since St. Patrick's Day is almost upon us, I decided to make one in gradient shades of green with an appropriate Irish sentiment in gold vinyl.

The box is sized at 8 x 8 inches and I removed the inner wooden shelf to allow for more room for my flowers, but as you can see, they are still a little squished!

The flowers come from the Art Philosophy cart and are sized at 5 inches.  I used 5 flowers in 5 shades of green from Paper Accents.   I find that lighter, less structured paper rolls into the flower shape much easier than say, Bazzil or American Crafts which is a heavier, sturdier card stock.   I inked the edges with Mowed Lawn and misted the flowers with marshmallow Glimmer Mist and then water before rolling them.

The sentiment is written in the Art Nouveau font - one of my favorites!  The shamrock comes from Seasonal Soirees and is called, don't ask me why, Four Leaf Clover.

My wrist certainly got a work out rolling 25 roses and I can tell that I am regaining some flexibility. Yeah!  I am linking my shadow box with the St. Patrick's Day challenge at FCCB.

And with the Decorate to Celebrate Anything Goes challenge here.  

And... with the DLArt Frogs And/Or Green challenge here.

And... with the Cut it Up St. Patty's Day challenge here!  

Love, love, love the variety of the DT's projects.   Off to pin a few for next year!   Thanks for visiting with me on a rainy PNW Saturday.  : )  Christine 


  1. beautiful shadow box. I love the wording and font too. Happy St. Patrick's Day


  2. Good to see you're getting flexible enough to roll flowers. I did 16 of them in a shadowbox and they went rather quickly. Your frame is obviously bigger than my 8 x 8. What I was disappointed with was the Gold vinyl. I put mine inside the shadowbox and even though it was flat, there were little marks all over the vinyl I couldn't get out. Is yours inside or outside? Beautiful job overall!

  3. So pretty! I love the gradient of the greens with the darker on the bottom.

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our St. Patty's Day challenge!


  4. This is absolutely stunning! Sigh a pretty decoration for St. Patrick's Day! Thanks so much for joining us for the FCCB challenge this week! Hugs, DT Karla

  5. This is soooo pretty!!! I love the green and gold!
    Thanks for playing at FCCB!

  6. WOW! so beautiful!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!


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