When I saw this week's inspiration photo for this week's CCNS Father's Day challenge, knew I wanted to use the Memory Box Leaping Deer against a sunset background. To make a wooded sunset background, I used the Memory Box Garden Birch Trees stencil and Dreamweaver's white embossing paste mixed with Wild Honey Distress Stain. I started from the top of my taped stencil and dragged the paste down using a palette knife. Since I only mixed a little bit (didn't want to waste any since I don't want to put the mixed stain back into the container), I only had enough to go down 3/4 of the way. I then started from the bottom with some unmixed white paste. As I blended it with the stained paste, I got a lovely gradation of yellow. I removed the stencil and after it dried, I used Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A to trim it down. I then placed the stencil back on and sponged Spiced Marmalade at the top to deepen the sunset effect.
To finish my scene, I added more die-cuts using Impression Obsession Grass Border die and Rabbit Set. I added some shading to the deer with Copics and popped him and the front bunny up with small Joy! foam pads.
Thanks so much for looking and I hope you can play along!
Don't forget that you can use the coupon code DIANAN-10 to the Classy Cards 'n Such on-line store for many of the items I used today.