Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Musical Mandalas

Here is a new series of Mandalas I designed combining the graphic elements of musical notation with various Illustrator tools. I love the impact of these striking circular designs.

I mounted them on a  deep red background and displayed them in Michael's Benton Shadow Box frames.

I created 4 different signed based on the g Clef, 1/16 note, 1/8 note and quarter rest.

The cutting files are available here:
and assembly hints and tutorial is here:

Happy Crafting! Marji

©2017 Marji Roy, Ashbee design,

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Another Shadow Box - Canoeing into the Sunrise

I just posted the files for another shadow box for all you crafters that like working in card stock. I just love how the paddler shadow blends right in with the water pattern on the background photo.

I love changing up the background to create different effects. This file comes with 4 different backgrounds for you to experiment with.....or you can add your own.

©2017 Marji Roy, Ashbee Design

Monday, May 29, 2017

Aspen Silhouette

Years ago one of my first silhouette projects was a 4 part birch tree silhouette. I love that design and was recently approached by a design firms to re-do it as aspen trees. They were looking for a design to use as a wall mounted metal silhouette sculpture for the outside of a building and they especially liked my birch design. They hired me to adjust and modify the birches using the signature little triangles and create an aspen design. That project is done - but I did retain the rights - so I have adjusted it, made it two levels and put it in a paper frame for paper crafters to make on a much smaller scale.  I recently finished the 3D Aspen Shadow Box design.

This shadow box can be created with no back ground letting the color of the wall show through or with a inserted background of either a photograph or solid colored paper. In the design on the left I  inserted a photo I snapped in the Great Smokey mountains a couple of weeks ago. I just opened it in Pixelmator and cropped it into 4 squares to fit.

This cutting file is available for purchase ($1.99) including the jpg photos at my web site here:
The online tutorial for assembly is here:

Back to the design commission.....I don't know where the building will be located that will have a forty foot tall version of this design on its outside wall but based on the communications I have been told it will be a motel. I also know the project name has Durango in it so I am assuming next year some time (2018) this might appear in Durango, Colorado. If anyone sees the final install please snap a picture and send it on to me.

Thanks! Marji

©2017 Marji Roy, Ashbee Design