Wednesday, 26 November 2014

VonPappe Wednesday #3 - Sneak Peek


Just a short note today...well, rather an invitation to head over to That Craft Place to see what I have created for November's "VonPappe Wednesday".

Once a month I provide That Craft Place readers and followers with an exclusive and detailed stepxstep that shows an example of what you can create with and from the stuff Lisa sells. (those who don't know her fab MDF cuts by now - I highly recommend you check them out!)

Here's a sneak peek of what I did with one of the lovely sets That Craft Place sell:

 If you are in the mood to work with acrylic paints, gesso, modelling paste, some wire and designer papers to alter something, just hop over to That Craft Place. Hope to see you there!

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia xxx

Friday, 21 November 2014

Woodland Magic

I recently stumbled over the lovely X-cut Build-a-Scene dies from docrafts and the "Woodland" set instantly won my heart. They have various lovely scenes to build, but as I am a dedicated lover of the forest AND of toy theatres (and shadowboxes in general), I just had to have this one.

The fox is already one of the five dies of this set, but I wanted to have an owl too - so I made one myself. Oh, I can imagine various animals in this enchanted woodland! But for a start I decided to stick to the fox and just add the owl and put the main focus on drawing on the die cut shapes to create an illustration kind of look.

The owl was fussy cut freehand and then painted with acrylics, a white sharpie and a black Faber Castell PITT artist pen (as was the whole forest).

My fox was done the same way and then glued to the layer I wanted him on.

This morning (after I had taken pictures of this project in dizzy light) the sun came out for some minutes and I shot an image of my woodland scenery in full sunlight...which makes the layers and shades pop!

What I love with shadow boxes or little stages of toy theatres is that they reveal more detail when being looked at from various angles:

This creates a special depth that draws you right into this enchanted realm on its own, doesn't it?

I had a wonderful time drawing the bark and the leaves and layering my finished stages to create this tiny piece of woodland. I haven't drawn for ages and this reminded me to start drawing again. Well, we'll see.... :)

I hope you like this piece. This dies set is such a lovely design! Especially this scene stole my heart right away!  Can't wait to do a variation of it! ;)

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia xxx

I enter this project to the following challenge/s:

The Artistic Stamper - Christmas is Coming
(the "Joy" and "Happy Holidays" quotes are stamped)

Craft Room Challenge - Anything 3D 
(which is the perfect challenge theme for a shadow box lover like I am. Thank you! ;)

Dies R Us Challenge Blog - Anything Goes - Christmas

Moo Mania & More - Trees
(their challenges are open to other formats than Moos as well....yay! Thanks for the information, Susie ;)
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