we have a great challenge for you this week at Just Add Ink - it's time to dig through the back of your cupboard and bring something unused and unloved out into the light :) Yes this week the challenge is to use something from your stash thats been there a while and not used (now none of us do that do we!! cough cough). For me it was the
And a close up of some of the details.
I wanted to use the layers in the shadow box as well as graduated colours to create a sense of depth. After looking at the distant hills as I drove to work for several mornings in a row it seemed to me that often things get lighter in the distance. So for my trees the foliage of my front tree is Old Olive, then Wild Wasabi and the furthest away is Certainly Celery. Likewise with my two grass borders, the front one is Garden Green and then next one in Old Olive and the hill behind is some Kiwi Kiss I dug out from my retired stash. I used copics to colour in the princess, pony and castle. The castle was my first go at colouring on Crumb Cake which worked OK, but you certainly can't blend on it like you can on X-Press cardstock. I paper pieced all the windows and turrets so I could get brighter colours on those. I just had to add some stitching and had the idea of using the stitching to accentuate the rays from the sun I was really pleased with how that turned out. Funnily enough I had intended to use the other side of the backing DSP (it has a cloud pattern on it) but on packing it up (otherwise known as chucking everything back in the frame one day I had the gingham side turned up and both Miss 6 and I looked at it and went - hmmm like that! So the gingham stayed. Finishing touches include bling of course!!! rhinestones and dazzling diamonds, flowers and flower path for the pony, and a sentiment.
I had fun making this and am really pleased I have managed to fulfill my promise to my beautiful Miss 6. When she smiles the whole world is filled with sunshine and this did bring a smile to her face (and mine).
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Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Pony Party, Through the trees (PaperTrey Inc), Magical Castle (Hero Arts)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Garden Green, Kiwi Kiss (R), X Press blending card
Ink: Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Lots of Tags sizzlet, 1 3/4" circle punch, Grass border punch (Martha Stewart), Copics, Punch Pack, Sweet Slumber DSP (R), Cloud dies (PaperTrey Inc), Paper flowers pink and plain (??), Jewels - rhinestones, Brayer, Dazzling Diamonds, Two way glue pen, Dimensionals