Friday, 11 January 2008

A Dream of Sunflowers

I enjoyed making the last shadow box so much, I thought I'd have a go at another one, again using stamps from the Artistic Stamper.

The inside of the frame was painted with espresso paint dabber and the outside was painted with scattered straw crackle paint which was rubbed with walnut stain distress ink when dry.

To create the flower on the edge of the frame, I applied faded jeans and peeled paint distress ink to card and then over-stamped with walnut stain, ensuring the stem part of the stamp was on the green area and the flower was on the blue.

The background cards inside the frame were tinted with various shades of distress ink, water spritzed, crumpled and ironed flat.

The flower on the right was stamped with walnut stain distress ink, and the stem was coloured with a water brush and acrylic paint. The flower was stamped in walnut stain on card previously coloured with a yellow distress ink (I forget which one!). It was then cut out and placed on the background.

The flower on the left was stamped in walnut ink on the background card, then restamped card that had been tinted yellow, cut out and fixed into place.

The copper bookplate was painted with expresso paint dabber (and a green-ish verdigris type colour on the right hand edge, I forget the name), then sanded with an emery board to reveal the copper beneath. The text (which means "a dream of sunflowers") was printed out from computer in dark brown ink.

The eyelets were ... um... eyeletted into place (breaking my cropodile in the process (sob!)).

And there you have it, a dream of sunflowers! I hope you like it :o) Click on the image to enlarge it, more to follow....

11 comments :

Angie C said...

It's stunning Dan, I love it. Pity about your cropodile

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Absolutely gorgeous Dan - I love Sunflowers.

CraftyC said...

Both the stamps and colours are Fab!
clairexx

Lydia said...

!!! Now you'll be needing a 'Big Bite' !! :o)

Absolutely love it Dan...the colours are amazing!

Paul said...

Fantastic Dan. I love the arty look on both your shadow boxes. You should look into publishing these in a magazine :)

Claireabelle said...

It's fabulous Dan, a worthy finale for your crop-a-dile me thinks!

x

Petal said...

Fantastic work again!

Sorry about your cropadile though

Hels said...

Fab as ever Dan...stunning....am so sad your CaD died though....is there anyway to fix it? Hugs x

Linda Elbourne said...

Sun Flowers are my favouritist flower in the world ever - I love it Dan - Sorry about your CAD though :0(

Alison said...

Beautiful xx

Ann said...

Stunning yet again Dan - I just adore this, the stamps, colours -WOW!!!

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