I created an altered shadow box filled with patriotic colors to honor my older brother Larry, who served in the US Navy.
The box is a "drawer" from a Graphic 45 Matchbook Box Staples and measures 8x8 inches. I covered all the sides of the box with decorative paper.
The dimension of the box was perfect for adding many lumpy embellishments to the altered tag.I stamped images onto paper and then cut them out with die templates. I also added rosettes cut from decorative papers.I think the saying about time being fleeting is a good one to use for this project. The photo of my brother was taken when he was 18 years old, and he is soon to celebrate his 62nd birthday! I am sure he will agree, that time is fleeting and precious.
Hampton Art Stamps:
7 Gypsies: Time Pieces (IC0235), Months (IC0236), Abundance (IC0148)
Other Hampton Art:
Clear Embossing Powder
Colorbox Mix'd Media Inx: Leather, Schoolhouse, Jasmine
Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Bon Voyage, Photogenic
Box: Graphic 45 8x8 Matchbook Box Staples
Tag: Graphic 45 Tag Small Staples
Designer paper: Authentique Glory
Cardstock: Bazzill Kraft; Neenah Natural White; American Crafts Pomegranate
Die cuts: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and Small; Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Ticket Strip, Paper Rosette, Mini Paper Rosettes
Star pins: Maya Road
Trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Button: Buttons Galore and More
Other: Scrabble tiles, Bingo numbers, Doily
Adhesive: Scotch ATG, Scor-tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares