I've got my challenge card up for the latest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge- For the Guys. I decided to take things Under the Sea for this challenge.
I was quite inspired by the recent Jennifer McGuire Shadow Box video and thought I would make my own featuring and underwater scene.
I ended up doing this all a bit background, since I made the inside of my card first and then the outside. I would highly recommend getting anything that is meant to be stamped on the actual card front or base before assembling the shadow box components- unless you work best under pressure and stress. There were A LOT of careful maneuvers done with the sentiment stamping to make sure I didn't blow the whole card.
As I use more Lawn Fawn products, I am beginning to understand why people want ALL the sets. Everything works really well together- the line art is the same thickness and so many items are proportionate. Like my dapper manatee (as I was fondly calling him) has components from 3 sets (4 if you are counting the wave stitched background)
The sentiment and manatee come from the Manatee-rific set, the top hat is from Bicycle Built for You, and the bow tie is from the Rawr set.
I coloured him with Copics and added white details and highlights using a white gel pen.
The background consists of 3 different aqua/teal papers cut using the stitched wave borders, all adhered to a grey circle.
Now for the inside! Here I also used 3 different image sets, plus another one for the sentiment
Most of the images come from the You Are Sublime set. The jellyfish is from So Jelly and I also used some of the kelp from Manatee-rific.
Once I had my shadow box components scored, I started on my insert. I blended Distress Oxides- Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Blueprint Sketch. Next I misted it with my distress spray bottle- I love this since it applies a mist or larger droplets- I did a mix of both.
Next I cut out and coloured all my scene components. I colours these all with Copics.I also stamped a few bubbles on the background using white ink. To give dimension to the whole scene, I layered a few images. The jellyfish is on the outside of the shadow box. The eel is adhered on the back of the top layer. The diver is on pop dots, as is the shell he is holding
Here they are front and inside, side-by-side! Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies (affiliate links used when possible, at no cost to you)
- Ink: Distress Oxides- Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Blueprint Sketch., Memento-Tuxedo Black, Versafine-Black Onyx, PTI-Fresh Snow
- Paper: Stamper's Select, Smokey Shadow, Aqua Mist, Coastal Cabana, Tropical Teal