Paulie's Shadowbox - Blog Hop with Fancy Pants and Clearsnap

Hi everyone! For the next few days Fancy Pants and Clearsnap are having a BLOG HOP!   There are lots of amazing projects to be seen!

Check the CLEARSNAP BLOG and the FANCY PANTS BLOG for previews and links to the blogs of participating designers…


I was thrilled to receive Fancy Pants' Burlap and Bouquets collection.  The colors and patterns lent themselves perfectly for an outdoor project.

I found this shadow box and knew it would be fun to create with.  I first painted the frame with a layer of gesso.  Once dry, I spritzed it  with ColorBox Spritzers in Lemon Drop and Putty.  The gesso allowed the colors to show rather than be absorbed by the wood.

Since the spray inks dry very quickly, I was able to then do a secondary spritz with Grasshopper almost immediately. 

In deciding the papers I wanted to use, I found the corrugated paper in this collection would be the perfect backdrop for my photo.  And I thought the burlap paper would add some nice dimension around the frame.  I inked each piece with ColorBox Mix'd Media Leather Inx before adhering to the shadowbox.  A tag was also inked with Mix'd Media Leather Inx and Paulie 2014 was added on top using the included stickers.  The edges of the shadowbox were also inked with Leather Inx to add more depth.  I cut apart the doily paper in this collection to use as an element in the corner of my shadowbox.

Assorted papers were cut, inked with Leather Mix'd Media Inx and added to the shadow box with a variety of foam adhesives for different levels of dimension

Several buttons were added around the photo and assorted stickers were added to the tag attached to the photo.

These Fancy Pants papers were perfect to showcase our furry family member.

Please visit both the Clearsnap blog and the Fancy Pants blog to see all the wonderful projects from both design teams.  And there is a giveaway on the Clearsnap blog so be sure to stop by.

Thanks for stopping by today.



  1. Just beautiful, Steph! And the shadowbox is lovely, too! :)

  2. Beautiful job, Steph! And what a cute photo of the pup!

  3. I love all the texture in this pretty project! The corrugated and burlap paper are awesome!

  4. Great piece! I love the spritzing and the texture of the papers!

  5. Your furry family member is probably so proud to be highlighted in a beautiful frame.
    thanks for sharing the instructions on making the frame. It is wonderful.

  6. What a creative way to make a shadow box! I love the layering and texture.

  7. very beautiful shadow box. great color combo.

  8. Beautiful shadow box! Love the way you used the line and the misting!!

  9. How pretty your shadow
    box is! Love the picture
    Carla from Utah

  10. I love corrugated cardboard, and flair (don't have nearly enough:D) I like the color spritzing you did as well. Very nice.

  11. Wow, this is pretty darn great. A perfect setting for that sweet dog.