Sunday, May 6, 2018

AECP - Seasonal Scene Building....

Another class completed.... this time Seasonal Scene Building.  This one caused me serious challenges.... I don't own a single one of the stamps used in the class... so I had put my thinking cap on.  The class gave me lots of ideas to adapt.  - Using stamps and inks to make a background, use oversize scenes, masking a scene and window scene to name a few.   I chose to do a window scene.

I took the Winter Cardinal stamp and die to make my scene.  I did some sponging to make the sky and sun.  I die cut the branch and then used it in  the negative space to help line up the stamp in my MISTI to stamp.  I used the same technique to stamp the bird in green.   Added some flower sequins to finish off my scene.

What did I learn from this class?  Lots of good ideas about building a scene.  Using a window or frame really helps focus your eye on the scene.   I enjoy watching the scenes that Nicol created.  I now have some new stamps on my wish list! 

Dad got off this afternoon.  After 8 weeks it was hard to say goodbye...I will miss having him around. 

Thanks for stopping by.... got a few cards made  yesterday afternoon -   Tomorrow I will share my daughter's birthday card.  Today was her birthday.  We FB messenger video call her to say Happy Birthday and to watch Archer playing.  He came to the phone to say Hi to Pop and Nanny but was too busy to stay too long. 

Thanks for stopping by.


Betty Keefe said...

wonderful background for that brilliant green cardinal - really like how you sponged the yellow in the corner for the sun.

Dotty Jo x said...

Stunning! Jo x

Maxine D said...

What a great card Dawn - the green cardinal is stunning ... you really went outside the box with that, and I love that you enclosed it in such a dramatic black frame.

Monika Reeck said...

The Sun looks so adorable with that blue cloud color Dawn
adorable Cardinal stamp and die you have
love that sequin too..
the woodgrain is perfecto
great card

Virginia Lu said...

I am so glad that you enter your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work!

Virginia Lu said...

I had some trouble leaving comment here today,'s my feedback: Love your use of striking colors and your DIY sky is awesome! I know it's always a challenge to create a card with limited supplies, but you rise to the challenge and create a scene card! Love it!

Greta said...

What a cool card, Dawn!