Sunday, 3 April 2011

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 56

First, a Happy Mother's Day to all mums reading this. Hope you're being thoroughly spoiled.

Now, onto this week's challenge at One Stitch at a Time. This week, we want you to make something 3D. That can be decoupage, or anything else that stops your creation from being flat on the page!

We're sponsored this week by Michelle's Scrap
So, I could have chosen to do some decoupage, or some other technique to give lots of dimension, but I thought I'd try something a little different. I chose Tree Set from Gingerloft, and despite wanting to use several of those gorgeous images, settled for using just one, several times.

I first put together a digital background, consisting of a gradient that went between green and blue, and printed it onto paper. Then, I took the tree image, and separated it digitally into 'foreground' - the main tree and ground texture, and 'background' - the rest. I printed those two images separately, and then layered them with the background using sticky pads.

As you can probably see, I added a frame, which is also mounted on sticky pads.
Finally, I made a 'tray' into which the whole thing fitted so you can't see the sticky pads any more!

The effect is remarkably three-dimensional in real life, but I struggled to show that well in a photograph, so you're probably going to have to take my word for it!

I had originally thought of making it into a card, my my husband liked it and suggested it stay just as it is, so it's currently on display in our living room!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Paper Playtime where anything goes,
Top Tip Tuesday where they want something 'nature inspired'
Digis with Attitude where anything goes,
Stamp Something where it's Digi Day.


Chocolate Orange said...

Gorgeous Josephine. I love your creation.
Choccy xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous hun, love it!!
hugs shell xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Josephine that is gorgeous, a very clever design. with hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Wenda said...

Love your creation.

Hugs Wenda

Debs said...

wow the effect is gorgeous, love both creations

stitchy said...

Josephine, that is just beautiful, I love Tami's tree stamps..what a beautiful picture for your livingroom...thank you so much for each week bringing on your best :) are so talented


Sammibug said...

Awesome! I totally love this, wow! Thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude! for our "Anything Goes" challenge.

Donna Mosley said...

Wow! Stunning creation Josephine.

Donna x

Nikki Byrne said...

Beautiful. Nikki

Debra said...

Amazing project and you can see the effects in the photos!

Thank you for joining us at the Digi's With Attitude! Anything Goes Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again next challenge!

Digi's With Attitude! Design Team

Made by Mandy said...

Wow what an amazing project you have made with this one. It is definitely something that you should have on display and looks like a 3d picture from a gallery.

Well done for doing something different.

Love Mandy xxx

Marjo said...

What a gorgeous piece of art! You rocked it Josephine, so very clever. Bunches of hugs, Marjo

Claire said...

Wow what a gorgeous project! It looks wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us at Digi's With Attitude! and good luck
Claire xx

Love crafts forever said...

Totally awesome project.
Hugs Nat

Sharon said...

WOW!!! This is just awesomely beautiful!!! I love it! Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!! :)

Julye said...

Fab effect and very clever too.

Dora said...

Wow this is awesome Josephine, love what you did with the trees... looks great xxx

Melly said...

Wow I just love this honey! I love the tree image and the colours are amzing!
Hugs M xxxx

sparklingblackrose said...

This is gorgeous :-) Elaine-xxx-

Lin said...

Wow this is so clever. Wish I could see it in real life.

Great colours, just lovely

Lin xx


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