Hi there! Hope you are having a great weekend! Do you have anything fun planned? Scott is working all weekend and I will be spending time creating :) Spring has Sprung in my world! I have a case of Spring Fever REALLY bad! The weather has been beautiful, temps high in the 70's and sunny blue skies. PERFECT bike riding and hiking weather :) On top of that, I'm getting quite restless as I am counting down the days until Scott and I take off for the land down under within the next few weeks, admittedly making it very difficult to focus on what I need to get done before hand. We will be gone for 1/2 of the month of March and thankfully Kim and Jody at MFT are sooooo organized and on top of things thatI have had the products to create for the March release in hand for over a week now!
Today I have a few pages in my art journal that I have been working on in between DT assignments. I combined MANY Die-namics dies and MFT stamps to create this spring scene.
ALL the die cut pieces were made using inexpensive music note patterned paper from Hobby Lobby, (5 12" x 12" sheets for $1), with the exception of the basket which was made using upcycled corrugated cardboard. Once I colored the background using Faber-Castell Gelatos and Liquitex Basics Gesso, I arranged the die cut pieces on the pages then adhered in place using Liquitex Matte Medium. Once dry, I painted using a variety of Golden Fluid Acrylic Paints. I used a variety of Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush Pens to highlight pieces and a Faber-Castell Essential PITT Artist Pen for doodling.
The flourish shown below was made using Die-namics Large Leaf Flourish, the bird was made using the bird die from Die-namics Homespun Birdhouse, the die cut flower was made using Die-namics Flower & Leaf Trio. The black stamped trio of flowers are from LJD Embellished Eggs. For flourish and bird inspiration, I referred to a calendar that I recently purchased featuring the talented Lisa Kaus.
To create the bunny, I combined the following Die-namics dies: Die-namics Circle STAX Set 2, Die-namics Heart STAX, Die-namics Oval STAX Set 1 and Die-namics Oval STAX Set 2. For bunny inspiration, I referred to Terry's post where she used a variety of punches to create her bunny and I simply substituted the punches with Die-namics dies. The stamped sentiment is from Pure Innocence Bunny Ears and the random stamped text was stamped using a stamp from Die-namics First Class Friend Die & Stamp Set.
Another flourish, except this one was made using Die-namics Large Leaf Flourish:
I die cut a corrugated cardboard using Die-namics Woven Basket and filled it with stamped flowers using a stamp from LJD Embellished Eggs and topped it off with a die cut flower made using Die-namics Flower & Leaf Trio. The die cut eggs were made using Die-namics LJD Easter Elements and the sweet bird perched on top was made using a bird die from Die-namics Homespun Birdhouse.Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you enjoy the weekend!
Be Sweet ;)