Hello - I created this one for two purposes, the Flying Unicorn Swirls and Twirls challenge and to attempt a technique by Solange Marques. She described this as prolonging the photo with paint in one post. Mine doesn't come close to her mastery but it's a start. The wonderful team at the Flying Unicorn helped me break it down.
Her blog is http://solangescrap.blogspot.com/ if you are interested. She is fantastic.
The papers, frame, alphas and some of the flowers are from the Flying Unicorn December kit. I fussy cut out the bird cage and inked with distress antique linen and brushed corduroy. The architectural corner stamp is Tim Holtz. The large flourish leaf is misted with Perfect Pearls Turquoise, Ditto Turquoise and Tattered Angles Cork. I masked a Crafter's Workshop template and stamped when dry a scrip stamp. The dragonfly stamp is inkado and I embossed with olive splatter (Sparkle and Sprinkles) and inked with sage and brushed corduroy distress inks and fussy cut. I borrowed a cool EK Success punch that made the tiny holes. I embossed the Kaiser Craft Frame with a splash of silver then Distress Vintage Photo powder.
I used gesso and molding paste to build up the paper to photo, then attempted to pull the background of the photo out to the page. I did ok with the top of Myles' head - the leaves and grass were a bit more difficult to render. Practice - Practice. LOL.
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