Hi there, everyone! This week at The Paper Players, Joanne is our fabulous hostess and she has a theme challenge for us: to include a light source on our project. It sounded challenging at first, but I didn't have to think too long before I came up with an idea.
I hope a few of you will recognize the scene I tried to create here as a scene from the beloved children's book by C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I'm re-reading The Chronicles of Narnia for the first time since my childhood and truly enjoying every page. They are not just for children! As the author said in his dedication: "Some day you will be old enough to begin reading fairy tales again". When Lucy first comes through the magic wardrobe, she find a lone lamp post in the snowy wood. Here she meets Mr. Tumnus the Faun who invites her for tea and cakes, and this is the beginning of her adventure.
It took me a few tries before I got the scene as I wanted it, mostly due to the masking and sponging. The final layer is some snowflakes created with modeling paste through a stencil. I really enjoyed my time spent making this card while daydreaming of Narnia, so I thank you, Joanne!
take us far from home.
lead us to our destiny.
This card will go to my son who is also a big fan of C.S. Lewis. I added one of the author's quotes as my inside sentiment which I think my son will appreciate as he's all about adventure. I forgot to take a picture of it before I sealed it and mailed it off, but there it is!
Stamp Sets: Winter in the Park, Let it Snow (Lawn Fawn)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Black, Fog (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), Buttercream, Warm Sunshine, Forest Glades, Evergreen, Frayed Leaf (Altenew)
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle dies (Lawn Fawn), Falling Snow Stencil (Simon Says Stamp)
Accessories: Light Modeling Paste (Liquitex)
I hope you enjoyed my creation! If so, I would be ever so pleased if you left a comment. Then please visit the rest of our fabulous team at The Paper Players!