Today I have two creations to share - one very clean and simple and the other a more detailed shadow box!
My card base and layered panel are Ranger Watercolor Paper. I brushed on Ranger Distress Stains for my background and stamped the sentiment from Serendipity Stamps over the colors using Archival Watering Can Ink.
I'm linking this card to Cas-ology Cue Card NOTE
and Just Us Girls Water Colored Background (mine is actually Distress Stains - but they are brushed on and I did use watercolor paper (?!?)
I made my next project for a friend at work who asked me to make a special card for her mother's 80th birthday which is in July. Her mother loves feeding the birds and being outdoors - she's an LL Bean kind of girl!
So after pondering what I might make for her - I remembered I had purchased this tree shadow box cut file from the Silhouette Shop. So I quickly cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo after deciding the colors for each layer and before assembling it I had to think about what I would add to it. I decided the woods needed some sun, birds, grass and leaves! The sun is made from Sunshine dies - large and small by Lil' Inker Designs.
The perfect day stamp is from the Sentimental Art set from Study 490 Wendy Vecchi.
The blue birds are from the Mini Bird and Cage die from Tim Holtz Alterations. The grass die and sentiment banner are from My Favorite Things. Happy Birthday and Mom are from Women of Life by Papertrey Ink. I added green sequin 'leaves' to some of the branches.
I added a die cut Tim Holtz small easel cut from grunge board to the back so the box will stand up.
My friend said her mother will LOVE this shadow box -and will most likely place it on her kitchen windowsill where she can look at it every day! It's nice to know that the receiver will appreciate the art we create isn't it?!
I'm entering my spring woods scene in a new challenge I just discovered - Art With Heart Challenge - April Showers/Spring Theme
Stamps: Music is what - Serendipity Stamps
Paper: Watercolor paper - Ranger
Ink: Archival Watering Can
Accessories: Ranger Distress Stains - Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw
Woods Shadow Box:
Stamps: Sentimental Art - Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi, Women of Life - PTI
Paper: Ideology Grunge Board, Coredinations Canves Texture Ice Cream, Ranger Distress Coredinations blue and green, Simply Chartreuse , Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold and Blueberry Sky - PTI.
Ink: Archival Watering Can
Accessories: Fresh Cut Grass and Dimensional Banners Dies - MFT, Curly Label Punch - SU, Mini Bird and Cage and small easel die- Tim Holtz Alterations, 1" circle punch - EK Success, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, Lucky Blend sequins - Avery Elle, foam dots, ScorTape.