Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Summer Days Bicycle Shadowbox

Hello friends! Today I'm up on the Simple Stories Blog sharing my latest altered project featuring the Summer Days collection! With summer flying by so fast, I wanted to capture this delightful season by creating a fun 3-D project that embodies the spirit of summer and all the good things that come with it. The Summer Days collection does just that! Without further ado, I present my summer days bicycle shadowbox!
What a fun time it was altering this cute wood bicycle shadowbox! The bike was first painted with a coat of white gesso, then a coat of pink acrylic paint. Next, the bike was covered with different patterned papers--the pink side of Summer Snapshot for the tires and both sides of Soak Up The Sun for the bike, seat and inside tire walls. The back of the shadowbox walls were covered with the stripes side of Hello Sunshine. All the edges were lightly sanded to give the bike a bit of a worn look. Who wants a bike that isn't broken in just a little, right?!
A variety of adorable elements from the Combo Stickers, 6x12 Chipboard, Bits & Pieces, Decorative Brads and 4x6 Stickers were used to embellish the inside of the shadowbox wheels as well as adorn the outside of the bike. The back wheel is filled with yummy summer eats and treats that leave me itching to fire up the grill. Even a couple of Emoji Love enamel dots came in handy for reflective lights on the backside of the bike. 100% Happiness!
Every summer bicycle needs a basket and this one is filled to the brim with summer fun! I love all the sweet and happy elements that come with this collection--from the little pinwheels to the beach balls and bomb pops, Summer Days has it all! Ice cold drink, anyone?
The front wheel is filled with more summertime essentials like the pink sunglasses, aqua camera, a sand bucket and shovel and don't forget the sunscreen! Hello sunshine, we're beach-ready!  
Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope you enjoyed my bicycle shadowbox! Here's to endless summer days and happy crafting!

Product List:
Summer Days Collection-
Combo Sticker- 9101
Summer Snapshots- 9103
Soak Up The Sun- 9106
Hello Sunshine- 9107
6x12 Chipboard- 9114
Bits & Pieces- 9115
Decorative Brads- 9116
4x6 Stickers- 9117
Emoji Love Collection-
Enamel Dots- 8017

White Gesso
Pink Acrylic Paint

1 comment:

Stampsnob. said...

So interesting I could spend hours sorting out all these elements and how well they work ..........Lis