The inspiration artist for the SCS Featured Stampers Challenge today is sgtStamper (Jami Bova) and what a wonderful gallery of creations she has. There were several that inspired me but I framing in little scenes and I found inspiration from one of her Christmas cards.
I changed up the theme of my project to a spring/Easter scene using the retired SU set-Faith & Hope. I watercolored in the blue and yellowish sky on watercolor paper and dried it. I stamped the image over the blue sky and then stamped again on scrap watercolor paper so I could cut out the bunny and lamb to pop up. I painted the ground area around the images carefully with light green ink and then painted the outline of the bunny and lamb so they would appear painted under the pop ups. I painted the lamb and bunny on the scrap paper and also decided to paint and cut out a couple of the daffodils and one chick as well. I painted the little flower heads with strong reinkers to they would be vibrant and pop out of the scene with all the green and blue around them. I used Mod Podge to attach the little daffodil heads and used rolled up glue dots to pop up the bunny and lamb. Hint: I use my paper piercing tool point to pick up and attach glue dots as it is so much easier than trying to use my fingers. I used a touch of Liquid Appliqué on the bunny tail. I used Nestabilities circle dies to create my frames with Papertrey Everyday Dap Blessings designer paper and Aqua Mist cardstock and attached it with mounting tape..
Stamps: Faith & Hope –Retired Stampin’ Up!
Paper: Papertrey Aqua Mist, Everyday Blessings, Fabriano Artistico Watercolor (Hot Pressed)
Ink: Brilliance Black, Distress Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Adirondack Lemonade, Aqua, Watermelon, SU Going Grey
Accessories: Nestabilities, Brads, Grosgrain, Mounting Tape, Brushes, Liquid Appliqué, Glue Dots, Mod Podge