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