15 - A fairy tale

Another fabulous case file this week. I have already done quite many layouts about reading and books, so I went with a fairy tale angle instead. I was inspired to do another scenic stamping piece as the base of my layout. From the evidence items I used: moon, something transparent and foliage. From the testimony I was inspired by the adventure and imagination themes, and I also wrote a little free poem.

The scene is done on glossy cardstock and coloured with dye inks. Such a large scene using so many stamps (more than 20) requires a bit of planning, and I planned it out on scrap paper first. All the stamping is done with Archival Jet Black ink. I use torn pieces of paper as masks where necessary. Since this is supposed to be a fairy tale setting, I left some items a bit out of proportion (the frogs are pretty big and the well is a bit small). I coloured it starting with the lighter inks and gradually building up darker colours. I left quite a lot of the white paper showing because I didn’t want the scene to be too dark. The moon is a yellow/orange harvest moon.

Highlights were added with a white gel pen, lots and lots of dots. Then white pigment ink was dry brushed onto the scene to create shine around the moon, and mist here and there. The journaling was printed on a transparency and placed on the water.

I have a lot of photos of my son running, often away from me, so I was happy to use one of them. On this particular photo, he is carrying a balloon, which fit nicely with the scene. I applied a little bit of yellow and orange ink to the photo to make it blend in with the rest of the scene.

The journaling translates:
On an adventure in the world of fantasy
Everything is possible
Among bears, castles, frogs and wishing wells
Be a hero
A magical and enchanted world


More info on my blog if you are interested: http://layersofink.blogspot.com/2012/04/fairy-tale.html

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Comment by Co AKA March on May 20, 2012 at 7:20am

incroyable ! je ne sais pas comment vous avez fait tout cela mais c'est magnifique <3

Comment by Jenn Kennedy on April 22, 2012 at 2:43pm
This is absolutely incredible.
Comment by Jenny Evans on April 18, 2012 at 11:07pm

W.O.W.     I sure hope you framed this!! If you didn't, send it to me and I will frame it for you and then send it back to you!!!!!!!

Comment by Sylvia Mellander Ekman - DT on April 17, 2012 at 9:40am

!!!!!!!!!!!!(*Jaw hanging wide open*)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Eila Sandberg on April 16, 2012 at 4:15pm

Holy smokes A-K this is just awesome!! you really have to submit this to one or several of the magz out there. Totally speechless checking out all the details, this truly is a magical and enchanted world! xoxox

Comment by Arnlaug Koppang DT on April 15, 2012 at 4:41pm

I'm just gonna say the same as everybody else; TOTALLY AMAZING!!

Comment by Sarah on April 15, 2012 at 3:19pm

I couldn't agree more with Leslie Allard! It's totally oozing awesomeness!! I can't believe all the time you must have spent planning this gorgeous scene! It's amazing!! 

Comment by Philip Wielsma on April 15, 2012 at 9:21am

Simply amazing!  I've only used stamps in the last year, or so, and had no idea that this type of design was possible.  Quite an inspiration!

Comment by Leslie Allard on April 15, 2012 at 9:12am

Wow!!!  This is like a fairy tale!  This is layout is oozing awesomeness!!!

Comment by Tracee Provis - DT on April 15, 2012 at 5:01am

Jaw droppingly mindblowingly Fantabulous! Tx

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