Nautical Shadowbox by Lynne Forsythe

Hi Canvas Corp Brand Fans.
Did you see yesterday’s post by Peggy Lee Baker??
What a FABULOUS Nautical Shadowbox she created!!054

Well….here’s a little secret….. Peggy Lee Baker is my bestie.


Canvas Corp Brands thought it would be a cool idea to send each of us the same design package. Peggy was to create her shadowbox with a Coral theme….AND IT’S FABULOUS! And I was assigned NATURALS!


Peggy picked up some beach themed items and was SO AWESOME to share her stash with me. (What an WONDERFUL friend!!!)

Now I will tell on myself…..I struggled so hard with this assignment….I COULDN’T use “COLOR”! The “color” I was sent to use was, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~Roll Top Desk and Crushed Shells. After days of pondering….doing and redoing my project….I finally overcame “my design block” of NO COLOR and here is my end result.

The Sun Shadowbox by Lynne Forsythe

As I didn’t have any “beach” pictures available to use, I decided to create a “home decor” piece to brighten my soul after such a long, cold winter here in Northern NH. (in fact the windchill was -1 while I was taking these pictures)

The Sun Shadowbox by Lynne Forsythe

I flipped over the 12 x 12 Black Shadowbox and adhered a sheet of Canvas Corp Brands ~ Sand and Sea on Kraft with Multi Medium to the back side. I then spritzed the paper with Crushed Shells ~ Glimmer Mist.

The Sun Shadowbox by Lynne Forsythe

I spritzed the 12 x 12 Black Shadow Box Insert with Tattered Angels ~ Baseboard ~ Sandy Beach and gave it a little rub and then adhered it to the Shadowbox using Multi Medium. The banner was created by cutting triangles from Canvas Corp Brands ~ 12 x 12 Canvas Sheet placed over Tags & Ties Triangle ~ Kraft and then over triangles cut from Canvas Corp Brands ~ Solid Chocolate on Kraft all strung along a piece of Canvas Corp Brands ~ Twisted Hemp Rope Natural and accented with various Mini Clothespins. The cut the quote is from the Sand and Sea on Kraft paper. 

The Sun Shadowbox by Lynne Forsythe

I made my flowers from Canvas Corp Brands ~ Burlap Sheet ~ Ivory and colored the edges using Crushed Shells ~ Glimmer Mist. The center of the flowers are created using a strip of Chocolate Burlap Sheet.

The Sun Shadowbox by Lynne Forsythe

I did sneak in a bit of color….I used Tattered Angels ~ Safari Green Glimmer Mist and Crushed Shells on the Burlap leaves. And I cannot tell a lie….I spritzed the Knobby Branch die~cut  White and Kraft Anchor paper with….shhhh…..Tattered Angels ~ Lox Glimmer MistI couldn’t help myself….I just HAD to use some “COLOR”!


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  1. March 19, 2015 @ 10:08 am Peggy Lee Baker

    FABULOUS my friend I so LOVE your take on this challenge “Nautical” theme……I love you to the moon and back!!! Love your burlap flowers and all the textures you always inspire me…hugs


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