Thursday, 15 November 2012

Day dreaming

I have something entirely different from all my Halloween tags to post today, although my project does feature another Simply B Stamps' stamp, this one being Fall Breeze Chris.

Copic colours I used were:
Hair E30, E31, E33
Skin E000, E00, E02, E11, E13 (E95 cheeks)
Eyes E33, E35, E37
T-shirt       E30, E31, E33, YR12, YR31
Under-shirt YR12, YR14, YR16, YR68
Pants E33, E35, E37
Scarf R22, R24, R27, R59, R89, YR00, YR02, YR07
Shoes 100, C-3, C-5, C-7
Leaves R22, R24, R27, YR12, YR14, YR16, YR23
Grass G02, G05, G07
Rake E53, E55, E57, W-1, W-3, W-5, W-7

Once I finished the colouring I decided to cut my image out using a Grand Circle Nestie, but that left me with a whole lot of white background to fill.  I used chalks before on some paper flowers and wasn’t impressed enough to increase my chalk collection above the one set I have but wow, now I see why people love chalks.  I love the effect it gave on this; maybe the special colouring paper is just a better medium for chalks.  At any rate, the sky turned out great for a cold, windy autumn day.

After chalking the sky I discovered another problem, my circle was bigger than a standard 5x7 card.  At first I thought I would just overhang the edge for an interesting effect but then I saw this awesome card Corinne from the SBS DT made, for which she kindly provided instructions.  So my image became my first ever shadowbox.

Instead of a card I decided to add some string so this could be a wall hanging instead.  The frame started out as a piece of cream cardstock which I had to cut using my Creative Memories Custom Cutting System circles.  Turns out only the smallest two circles from the Grand Nestie circle set will fit in the Cuttlebug, too bad I didn’t bother to check how grand they were before I bought them.  On the bright side, gives me an excuse to buy a Friskars’ Fuse in the future ;-) 

I inked the frame with Gathered Twigs distress ink and then added Gingersnap Smooch Spritz.  I’d used the Best Glue Ever to adhere the walls of my shadowbox (I didn’t have a glue gun handy) and some had leaked out (BTW I don’t think this product is well named, if you want a glue that never stops being sticky then maybe it is but otherwise…argh!..glue on your fingers and everything you touch!) so I added some Molasses Smooch and mica to stop the sticky around the inner edge.

To cover the joins on the bottom I looped some brown lace from Webster’s Pages and secured the loops with tiny bronze brads before gluing it to the inner circle.  Next I made two simple looped flowers with some orange ribbon from my Secret Pumpkin Sister Swap stash, again using a brad to secure the loops.  The wooden buttons were from my stash; I filled the button holes with bronze brads and used Glossy Accents to glue the buttons to the ribbon flowers and the flowers to the shadow box.  The paper leaves were also from my Secret Pumpkin Sister Swap stash.

I added the same lace around the edge and layered this with the ribbon.  I wanted to do the lovely loops Corinne had done but again the Best Glue Ever let me down and no matter how hard I tried to hold down the loop it just got stuck to my finger and lifted off to then lie flat.

All the sticky fingers aside I like how this turned out.  So much so that I’m entering it over at the Simply Challenged Challenges’ Fall Colors challenge, which was to use olive green, mustard, orange, brown, red and an SBS stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Emily this turned out FANTASTIC!!!! WOW, I just LOVE it!

  2. Great job on the shaddow box. Great colors too. TFS.

  3. So beautiful wow thanks for joining us at SCC

  4. Gorgeous! Love everything about it!


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