Lately, I've had time on my hands and am so very thankful for a hobby that I love. It's even better when my creative mind is actually working. I've got more ideas than I have time and energy, but this one just wouldn't let me ignore it. I knew I wanted to try and create the Platform Pop-Up from Lawn Fawn into a top and bottom finished piece. I just didn't expect it to turn out this awesome. I made a Pop-up with this woodgrain cardstock from Envelopes.com (see picture below) and it got me thinking a scene in-between two of them would look so cool.
Cue the inspiration. Granted I was thinking simpler and not quiet as tall with maybe bugs on branches, squirrels getting ready for winter, or even mice in the kitchen. Gnome homes popped in my head and then OH FAIRIES! So I searched Pinterest for fairy house art and found inspiration in an image that was more enchanted forest with lanterns and that was the spark I needed to piece together this "card".
If you're interested in the process watch the YouTube video. (Still not loving voice over, but I don't know how else to explain it without it.😅) And it's more of a have to see it to understand as I don't think I could type out the step by step. It was a 6 hour process from start to finish.
All stamps and Die-cuts are from Lawn Fawn
Stamps: Fairy Friends, Unicorn Picnic, A Bug Deal
Die-cuts: Platform Pop-up, Easter Basket, Stitched Pumpkin Outline, Mushroom Border, Slimline Stitched Hillside Borders
Build a House Die-cut Sets: Mushroom House, Pumpkin House, Birdhouse, Castle
Embossing Powder: Nuvo Pearl Luster
Blue-71,69,BG5 (Blue Grey 5, not Dolphin Blue)
Purple-73,173 using tip to tip to blend
Green-54,46,47 and 47,48 (note-large leaves were colored before and in my colored images I think they were with the same color combos, but I'm unsure exactly.)
Yellow- 49,45, 121
Red-1,2,3,5 and 15,14
Grey- NG8, NG7,NG5,NG3, and NG1 (just on the die-cut pieces)
Skin Tones- used only one color per image and then going over after the first layer was try to add in shadow, 6 for the cheek color- 130,121,102
Wings- Used the Pastel brush/fine tip for these- MG020 and YG040