I’m back today with more details on the My Digital Studio shadow box project from the blog hop last weekend. I did find that getting a good picture of this was hard! The picture to the left gives a better idea of how much dimension there is.
I started in My Digital Studio (MDS) and pulled up the Up, Up and Away digital stamp. I played around for a while with the colors and sizes of the balloons until I settled on these. Daffodil Delight is the focal color since it is the color of my youngest son’s walls in his room.
This page shows the basic layout I came up with (without the balloons) and was used as my page for cutting out the clouds. I created the clouds with the digital Cloud Punch. The bigger cloud was augmented with a Circle Punch. I just added circles until it looked right. I created another page (not shown) that had only the Basic Black elements on a white background. I did this by copying the page, deleting the clouds and changing the background color (really fast to do). This was then printed on Marina Mist card stock.
The next page was just the balloons and some additional elements from Big Top Birthday Embellishments that I thought I might use. I put the Marina Mist circles behind the balloon baskests so that they would blend into the sky when cut out. All I had to do with this page was cut the balloons and the elements out. Once everything was cut out, all I had to do was attach them to the Marina Mist base. I put some things flat, some up on Dimensionals and the big balloon up on a double layer of Dimensionals.
Once I had everything put together inside, I started working on the outside of the frame. I took the two Daffodil Delight strips and layered them on top of Real Red Wide Grosgrain Ribbon (retired). The ends were covered with Marina Mist buttons from the Subtles Designer Button Pack. I attached all those accessories with my trusty Sticky Strip and was done.
I knew I was on to something when my older son complained that he did not have anything this cool in his room. Guess what I’ll be making again soon??!! The great thing is that I can change many of the colors in a flash and have a project that matches his room!!
I’ll be back tomorrow with a new ColorLab Challenge. I hope your day is great. Thanks for dropping by!
Stamps: Digital Up, Up and Away; Paper: Marina Mist, Whisper White; Accessories: My Digital Studio, Dimensionals, Subtles Buttons, Real Red Wide Grosgrain (retired), Shadow Box (non-SU), Black Thread (non- SU)
All products are Stampin’ Up unless otherwise indicated.