Monday, August 18, 2008

Memorial Shadow Box

I made this memorial shadow box last week in honor of our dog Tyson who had to be put down this past June.

Our amazing vet sent us the paw impression they made as well as a white rose to express their sympathy. I knew I wanted to do something more (with the paw print) than put it in a scrapbook or memory box, so I decided to use it in a shadow box.

  • I used American Traditional Designs Road Trip Earthtones Asphalt paper as the background
  • The metal elements are Around The Block Dog Brads
  • The white paper craft ribbon is by Paper Reflections (found at Michaels near rafia and ribbons)
  • The bottom features the words "In Loving Memory" printed on Alabaster Vellum by The Paper Company
  • The letters spelling out Tyson are Making Memories Providence Small Black Rub Ons
  • Of course I also used Scotch Double Sided Tape and some hot glue to keep things together, and Stampin Up! Classic Black Ink to distress the edges of the craft ribbon

I cannot wait to see this shadow box hanging on the wall in our hallway. My husband seemed quite pleased with my tribute to his old buddy. Tyson, you are missed!


Elisa said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and your kind note! :) This is such a precious creation, absolutely adorable, a wonderful tribute. Also enjoyed browsing your blog and love your profile and blog mission :) Have a great week!

Andrea said...

Thank Elisa! I love your blog too! I just started visiting you a couple weeks ago and I am hooked!

Minxy Mimi said...

Thats beautiful. How nice your vet was... ((HUGS))

Andrea said...

Thanks Mimi. I know! I love our vet! I cried and cried when I got the flower and paw print thing from them. So precious!

Christy said...

Hey Andrea,
Thanks for posting that picture. I actually googled "dog shadow box" and your picture pulled up. Although I am not making a memorial box, yours gave me great inpiration on how to assemble the box I would like to make of my two dogs prints. Thanks again. Sorry for you loss.