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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Be My Valentine Shrine Designed for Alpha Stamps

I’ve been very busy over the past month designing all kinds of new goodies for Alpha Stamps.  This shrine is one of the new pieces.  I started with a Masonite shrine kit that requires assembly (very easy). 
The Finished shrine measures approx. 2-3/4" wide x 3-3/4" tall (not including decorative header) x 1-3/8" deep. The inside compartment is perfectly sized to fit ATCs and measures just over 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 1-1/8" deep. You can fit several inside and peer at them through the window.   
I painted and papered the individual pieces before constructing the shrine.  The white designs on the front of the shrine are rub-on transfers.
I added a small paper coverd box on the inside of the shrine to provide a place to glue the hearts, flowers and the image of the boy and girl (so I could pop them up and give the piece more dimension).
Above is the picture of the back and you can see all the stuff I piled on the top.  I hope you can keep a secret, as I left the back blank for a special reason.  Every year I make my husband a Valentine’s card.  This year I'm giving him this shrine. I left the back blank so I can write on it.  Mums the word!
  Alpha Stamps Product Used
Sincere Wishes – Collage Sheet

14 comments:

Dorthe said...

How wonderful Laura-your husbond will smile recieving this sweet shrine- it is a beautiful "love letter"
Hugs, Dorthe

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty:)

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Laura, Happy New Year, your shrine is so beautiful and what a wonderful Valentine's gift. Hugs, Terri

Annette said...

how pretty and I know he will love it. Hummmmm wonder if mine would or sweet grandaughter ?

Elaine A said...

Hi Laura -

I think your shrine is just beautiful! Your husband will most definitely be surprised. Happy New Year!!

Elaine Allen

Daniele said...

wow what a stunning shrine
hugs

Lesley said...

Happy New Year Laura
this shrine is adorable. Funny I was already thinking Valentines pieces this morning and I am glad I am not the only one going in that direction.
Lovely piece.
Lesley

ann said...

Happy New Year Laura and the shrine is adorable.

Plush Possum Studio said...

What a fond memory you've created! So very thoughtfully worked on.
I'm not telling a soul!
;)
Rose

Ann said...

this is just darling!!
so delightfully vintage..love the colors and the image is sooooooooo sweet !!
Happy 2012 !

BEAR's Mom said...

Laura this is gorgeous!
I'm thinking, duh, why do I go buy my hubby a valentine every year, when I make cards??? duh!!!
~victoria~

Sheila A. said...

What a beautiful Valentine for your husband! I love it!

maj. said...

This is a really pretty creation!!!
Happy New Year!!!!

sonya said...

I just love this piece! Beautiful creation, Laura.
Hugs,
Sonya