Monday, June 15, 2015

CCNS89: Deer at Sunset

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.

Diana Nguyen, IO, Memory box, stencil, deer, masculine

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.