Hello my friends. I have been more busy than usual on blogger. This project had been in my head for a while now and finally I have managed to put it down on paper.
Below is the thing that got me started on this. This comes on the inside of graze boxes. A few weeks ago i was looking at it and then it was the light bulb moment.
So i create the 4 scenes using a moon mask, distress inks, stencil brushes and a torn piece of copy paper for hills.
The trees are from the trees and mantles set by Claritystamp. I used potting soil archival ink for trunk for spring, summer and autumn. I used watering can edged with potting soil for winter. For mantles I used fern green for spring, fern green edged with bottle green for summer. I am quite pleased with the way the mantle turned out for autumn if I say so myself.
I inked it with dandelion and then added orange blossom, olive green. red geranium and plum.
For winter one i simple flicked some water at it to give an idea of snow.
I edged all 4 windows with a black sharpie and distressed outer edges with scissors and inked with walnut stain.
Change is from the Ghandi saying which i managed to isolate with some masking.
The base is the back of my watercolour pad which i had used. i painted it with black gesso. I then stuck artwork down and the kraft windows on top.I then added some embellishments. The pine cones and corn are cut from kraft card and inked with walnut stain, then versamarked and clear embossed. Twigs and leaves are spellbinders and the 2 flourishes are Sue Wilson dies which i cut out from a shaving foam strip that I had left over from another project.
Then my dilemma. I couldn't decide what to put on top. I experimented with a couple of ideas but I wasn't sure.
I would really appreciate any help and suggestions, Theresa xx
Claritystamp challenge - seasons
Simon says stamp wednesday challenge - use kraft card
Word art wednesday - anything goes
What an ingenious use of the Graze box. It's lovely. You edged all the windows so perfectly, I am hopeless at that I can't draw a straight line even with a ruler!ReplyDelete
thanks Jannet. at least i don't just eat them xxDelete
The double bow shows a different kind of change, from green to barren. I admire anyone who like to do detailed art like this.Thank you for posting your beautiful art with us this week during our 155th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I’m praying for sweet sunshiny days and I’m sending happy hugs to all. CaroleReplyDelete
thank you Carole and bless you for the suggestion xxDelete
Oh Theresa this is fab and what a brilliant use of the graze box - sometimes I wonder at crafters and what goes on in our minds lol. I like the string bow best. Good luck and thanks for entering the Claritystamp challenge xxReplyDelete
thank you Linda for the comments and suggestions xxDelete
Hi Theresa, what a lovely project. Thanks for entering the Clarity Stamp Challenge and good luck.ReplyDelete
thanks Naomi xxDelete
Hi Theresa, what a fantastic project ....I am so glad that you found time to create it and share it with us all. Thanks you for entering our Clarity Challenge and the best of luck....hugs...xReplyDelete
thanks Jo xxDelete
the four seasons came out beautifully :) thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp!ReplyDelete
thanks Jenn xxDelete
This is so lovely Teresa, but I have no idea what a graze box is!!! I love the twine at the top of the frames too. Thanks for sharing your project with us. Susan xReplyDelete
thanks Susan. A Graze box is a box of nibbles you receive through the post xxDelete
Brilliant! I love it! You have some wonderful work on your blog, am off to become a follower!ReplyDelete
Love it Theresa! Its amazing what we crafters will hoard (I mean make use off) best of luck in your challenges. xxReplyDelete