Since my move, I've been going through box after box finding so many things and wondering what to do with it all. Through my clutter I found a shadowbox I bought from IKEA years ago. Since I wanted some more of my art around the house I decided to do something with it. I first covered the edges of the box with vintage pages, and wiped some blue paint on all of the pages. I then stamped it using my checker stamp in gold, and made black and white squares on the front. I took the cardboard frame and painted it a light pink. At this point I really had no idea how it was going to turn out. I just wanted to add layers, and hoped something would look right. After I painted it pink I decided to stamp it with my new word stamp. It looked really blah and I wanted to cover it up, but I didn't know with what. I started spraying different inks on it trying to make it look vintagey.....and I actually liked what I was seeing. I blotted it with a paper towel and kept spraying and blotting until I liked it. I framed the cardboard frame with vintage german paper and added some fun pieces I had collected for projects like this. I of course knew which picture I wanted in the frame. We had dressed Bella in an old bonnet and dress that I wore when I was a baby. She looked so adorable in it, and looked exactly as I did when I was her age. I placed the picture in hot water for about 15 seconds, and took some sand paper to it around the edges to give it an older feel. I added a little more paint and stamps, and I was done!