I just put up my last post over at Just Some Lines, and thought I would post it here, too. So, here goes…
Welcome back to the “Spring Cleaning” challenge at Just Some Lines.
Yep, it’s time to go through your stash and use some of those forgotten bits and pieces to create your personal masterpiece. Try to use stuff that is at least six months old. It surprising how many “treasures” are hidden away in those scrap boxes.
Here’s my creation, using Jehanne’s hugable “Rudis – Oh yes, pleasee!” along with “Flowers-Frame 1”
I decided to make an easel card–my new favourite card format–because it just seemed perfect for Rudis and Jehanne’s pretty flower frame. As you can see, Rudis appears to be perched on the edge of the frame. That’s because he’s a .png file–which means the image shows, but the background is transparent. This lets you layer images to create depth, or even a little scene.
This picture shows the easel card opened up…isn’t it cute the way it stands up?
I coloured Rudis with my Copics, because I LOVE my Copics. Next, I decided to add a shadow around him, but wasn’t happy with the effect. So I started just dabbing and dotting all over the background until it was completely covered. I liked the effect and decided to go with it. I’m going to try that technique, again, maybe to add texture or create depth.
Digging madly through embellishment stash, I found a little strip of fencing, made of real wood. It seemed to just jump onto my card! I wanted to be sure that it stayed on, so I used some kind of glue in a tube that was so stinky I had to open a window! I then added some tiny pink flowers that I got on sale last year at Michael’s.
So, there was Rudis, perched happily in his flower frame. What was he thinking? He was thinking…”Helloooo, Spring!” And isn’t that just what we’re all thinking?
This picture shows the easel card opened up even further, so you can see the little message inside. Personally, when it’s on display, I like to leave it open just to the fence.
Thanks, so much, for taking time to read my post. I hope you will drop by, again, soon!
Take care, crafters…and, remember, don’t run with scissors!