Good Saturday morning. I’ve missed quite a few days this week due to a stressful work week, I was sure happy to be able to sit at my desk and play with paper this morning. Before I talk about my project today I want to announce my blog candy winner. Congratulations to Jennifer Scull for being picked by Random.org. Jennifer, please send your contact information to me at email@example.com and I will get your gift right out in the mail for you.
Jennifer Scull said…
that gorgeous Penny Black paper is the perfect bg for your picket fence scene! 🙂
as for dies, My Favorite Things is releasing a new die set that contains a cute picnic table/bench. I have been wanting one of these for the longest time! plus I love all of their stitched dies.
have a great week! 🙂
My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge. Our inspiration site was a Pinterest page- Shafts of Light. I almost became overwhelmed with all the gorgeous photographs displaying light. I finally settled on a scene with a path lined with purple flowers and a forest background. I watercolored in the yellow background which didn’t turn out exactly as I pictured it in my head but I still like it. And there in no way are any shafts of light. LOL!
I used Scattered Straw and Squeezed Lemonade reinkers to watercolor the background and dried with my heat gun. I sponged in the path and grassy area using Vintage Photo and Crushed Olive ink and mini applicators. I used a couple of the small stamps from the Coming Up Roses set to added dimension with Dusty Concord in for the flowers . I added small branches along the grass line and filled in with green to create the sense of a foliage filled background. I heat set all the ink and then lightly with yellow to add a more brilliant green to the scene.
I cut the tree using a light brown paper and sponged in more brown with the Vintage Photo ink and mini applicator. I cut several stems and cut the individual leaves off to attach to the tree. I didn’t fill the tree as I normally would because I wanted the main focus to be on the flower lined path and forest background. I attached tiny purple flowers in two different shades to the leaves of the tree and to a few stems. I felt the tree trunk needed to have a few sprigs of foliage to soften it so I tucked three stems of flowers around it. I attached the double layered frame over the scene and attached with mounting tape. I added a few small pieces of tape to the back of the tree to hold it free from the background.
Here’s a closer look at the scene. There really isn’t much definition to the scene but more an impression that there is a forest scene. I hope that makes sense.
Here is the inspiration picture.
Thank you for coming by and I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I sure am!!!
PS…..Mini Applicators are back in stock at Ellen’s. Woo Hoo!
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”