Monday, February 16, 2009

President's Day and a Round Top Box

Another odd title day!
Some trivia for you in case you ever get asked "Just where did Lincoln's funeral train go?". This sign is in our town of St Paris. The tracks used to run behind our house but have since been I miss the train rumbling by!


Now, the Round Top Box....this was today's Technique challenge on SCS. I ended up doing 2 of these and have no clue what I'm going to do with either one! lol

I started with this one, printed the template onto Kraft cardstock because I wasn't sure what I'd put on it when I got upstairs to the stamp room.
I'm trying to use stamps that haven't had love for a while and this one definitly qualifies! I can't remember the last time I used these tulips and I don't think I've ever used the sentiment! The tulip image from PSX is colored with reinkers. I pieced the Nestabilities scallops to fit just around the top. Rather plain compared to some of the awesome examples today!

It's been kind of a lazy day around son had a couple friends spend the night so they were hanging here all day. Should I try another box....oh sure...why not!

Well....I went upstairs again with NO PLAN.... I stood and looked at this stamp, that set, this one, that get the picture!
This is what I ended up mind just kind went off on it's own! LOL
I started by making a "moon" mask...hole and circle and putting the 'circle' down I used my Copic Airbrush System (ABS) to put down the blues and greens. Then using the 'hole' mask I airbrushed the moon.

Using one of the trees from "Forest of Trees" from Flourishes, I stamped just over the edge of a piece of scrap paper so I only got part of the tree each time, then I colored them in with Copics. Adding more Distress ink below the trees gave me my shadows
For the wolf face in the moon, I inked it up with Distress Old Paper, took a tissue and wiped the edges. This softens any definitive lines which I didn't want and also made the image a little smaller to fit inside the moon.

The rest is just pieces of the retired Wolf set...the running pack, masked several times so I could get a large pack. The single howling wolf...colored with Copics and a coat of clear ep to ease in cutting out and it looks cool!

recipes for both:
stamps: tulips-psx, sentiment-verses rubber stamps, retired wolf-stampin up, forest of trees-flourishes
paper:gp white, prism kraft, classic yellow, nautical blue med
ink: adirondack pitch black, reinkers, distress faded jeans, pine needles, old paper, vintage photo-ranger, versamark-tsukineko
other: copic markers, abs, scor-pal, template, waterbrush, spellbinders nestabilities, zip dry glue, inkssentials white gel pen, distressing tool, clear ep, daubers

Thanks for stopping!!


Sue said...

I am passionate about wolves, so I love this little box that you made. I love what you did with the moon and trees and of course the wolves. Very nice.

TA Carbone said...

Dawn this is amazing. Another item I feel you should send in to a magazine for publication


Karinn said...

Oh my gosh!! I just added this to my favorites folder on SCS!! It's amazing! I lOVE it. I had no idea I would stumble across your blog tonight too!

Kelly said...

Wow, both of these are fabulous! Great work!