A new challenge begins today at Aurora Wings with the theme of "Frame It".
Instead of literally framing an image, I tried to come up with a creative interpretation using Mitzi's gorgeous Pansy, available HERE on Etsy and HERE on AW.com.
I tried 4 different die cuts before finally choosing one to frame the colored portion of Pansy. The ornate white version covered up too much of the gray scale image, but because that was my original choice, I also tried it in vellum which just muddied it up. Since the vellum was out, I tried the smaller, simpler Scalloped Labels One but I didn't get the "Frame" effect I was going for.
However, the solid white version did the trick, especially after cropping and printing the orange pansy and butterfly 3 times and coloring and fussy cutting them to extend beyond the frame and add additional dimension.
Here's the full dimensional shot. The "Bloom" die cut sentiment from Echo Park was cut 6 times and glued together for a chipboard effect and colored in a gradient with Copics. To balance the design I added gorgeous crinkle ribbon bow from DL.Art and some punched butterflies from Martha Stewart. Again, I colored with a gradient and added black centers to anchor them to the design. Popping all of the layers added to the "framed" affect and I'm really pleased at how it all came out. Be sure to visit the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog to see the gorgeous inspiration from my Stella Teammates. We hope you'll come play along.
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