Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Moon shrine

This was actually a shrine made by a girl in the US and sent to me in a swap.
But when it arrived it turned out not to be exactly my cup of tea, but I really liked the basic idea, so I changed the over all look a bit.
I really hope she can forgive me and will not be too mad.
But I figured, when it's a shrine, which is such a personal and spiritual thing, then I really wanted it to reflect me and who I am.

I really liked the color of the shrine, so I decided to keep it, the mixed blues are really beautiful. The chalice ornament was to start with on the backside of the shrine and I decided to move it to the front, paint it silver (started out as yellow) and add an ornamental glass stone.
I also added an ornamental top frame to the front and added different stones.

I painted a full moon inside the shrine, and changed the half moons on the side from white to silver.
On the backside of the shrine was to start with, beside the wooden chalice, a white painted full moon, this I changed into a silver triple moon symbol.

Lastly I added small metal stars to the inside of the shrine and distressed the shrine with a silver ink pad.

Now I just need to figure out what to put in the shrine and where to place it..


  1. The shrine turned out very nice. I really like the color. And the matchbox idea has so many fun possibilities.

    A couple of years ago we got to know an exchange student from Amsterdam. He was a lot of fun and we really enjoyed learning about the culture.

    BB ~ Jeanne

  2. lovely that you took this and made it your own. I agree, a shrine is very personal and has to be made personal. You added to the original magic. Enjoy and thank you for your visit to my blog!

  3. I was just toodling through triple moon images and thought wow that looks familiar. LOL, I made it.

    I love what you did with it and can completely appreciate that you made it your own.