Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Dream a Little Dream

I wanted to give some depth to a die cut frame and I was scouring the web for gift box lids when the question was posed, why don't you make one, so I did!!

The background is a piece of printed fabric bought from PaperArtsy and placed inside the base of the shadow box.  The outer frame was created from the postage stamp frame with the largest of the rectangles sat inside it.  I painted it in nougat, Irish cream and chocolate pudding fresco paints.  I stamped the image and the script on the frame with timber brown stazon.  The dream is a Sizzix die and the butterfly a TH movers and shapers die.  The dream has been coloured in the same colours but I used more of the nougat and the butterfly is more chocolate pudding.  I added treasure gold to the outer wings and gems to the body.

I wanted to get some depth to the main image so I stuck a couple of wooden counters to the back to give it some lift!!


Helen said...

Love it, Sam! Soft,subtle colours, just perfect.

Steven AKA Pink Elf said...

clean and simple!

craftimamma said...

Fabulous Sam. Just my sort of colours too. Like the depth the box at the back gives.

Lesley Xx

butterfly said...

Great dimension, and I love the neutral palette!
Alison x

downrightcrafty said...

a great piece and love the softer tones
Hugs Kate xx

Paula Whittaker said...

love this piece....just fab

chrissies said...

Terrific idea Sam and the end result is beautiful

Chrissie x

Lin said...

Sam this is great!! I love that postage stamp die..think I need one lol!! Colours are fab..great piece x

Marianne said...

Lovely!! And depth there is!! Great creation. xxx Marianne

Carol Q said...

really good Sam. I am loving your work with the PA products and TH dies.

Sue said...

Brilliant Sam, love the background fabric and what you are doing with this die xx


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Hi I'm Sam, 45, birthday in October - Any piece of art gratefully rec'd - Thanks. OH, Martin, been together 25 years and still no plans to get married!!! We love spending time with our pupster, especially when the weather is dry and we get to take him to the woods. I love any sort of crafting and would say that I am adventurous with new materials. We love going skiing in any winter resort, but mainly the States or Canada, they have better snow!! We lost our first beardie, Max, August 2006 at a ripe old age of 14 and 1/4. Since then Frazzie has come along, he is now 9 years and 0 months old and is still a little Bugger, Bugger!!! Unfortunately in December 2008 we lost Alfie at 14 months old after only having a short time of 7 weeks loving and caring for him. He found a good buddie in Fraz and loved him to bits.

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