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