"Thank You Ladies"
I love this flowery background paper and thought it would make a nice setting for a garden, so we have our ladies walking around taking the air :-)
The sepia coloured figures are placed towards the back of the scene with the foreground ladies seeming closer to us by being so brightly coloured.
"Oh I say!"
One of the secrets to getting cutouts to look more realistic is not to leave any white edges. The double-sided papers are great so they don't look too silly from the back, but I also colour any edges with distress ink on cut n dry foam or with marker pens. A neutral colour like brushed corduroy works well.
The edge on this foamboard diecut was coloured with a gold aquamarker to match the sentiment. The simple flowers were made by punching small 6-petal flower shapes, making a small slit to the centre, and sticking one edge petal on top of the other to make a more 3d shape. Tiny pink gems are added to the flower centres, and also to the centres of some of the flowers on the patterned paper.
"Mind the gap"
Graphic45 8" x 8" paper pad: Ladies' Diary Collection
Justrite stamp set Thank You Labels Twenty
Heartfelt Creations Chateau Gate die set
Heartfelt Creations stamp set: Scenic Vista
Sizzix Framelits Circles
Marianne fence die
Versamark clear ink pad
gold embossing powder
cardstock: brown, 300gsm
adhesives: PVA, Pinflair, glossy accents
Entered for the following challenge:
Craft a Scene - In the Garden
Samuel Taylor - diecuts