|Believe Wall Art from Joss & Main|
|Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Pure & Simple Alphabet Upper, Small Script|
|Paper: Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip, Dictionsary page|
|Paper Size: A2|
|Ink: Brocade Blue and Close to Cocoa Craft Inks, Adirondak Cloudy Blue Paint|
|Accessories: White and Grey Gesso, Paintbrush, Clear Embossing Powder, Pearls, Natural Trim, Linen Thread, Nestabilities Circles|
|Techniques: Window, Embossing, Distressing|
Read more: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2431348#ixzz2gXBoptdA I started off with a dictionary page and coated it with White matte Gesso. It was a bit too stark white (I'd used a newer dictionary instead of my old, yellowed one) so I added some Grey Gesso and then used a baby wipe to remove most of it.
I inked up my leaves with Craft Close to Cocoa then used a paint brush to add some Brocade Blue craft ink as well as some Adirondak Cloudy Blue paint before I stamped the image.
I used my Nestabilities Circles to cut my top panel. I laid this over my card where I wanted the window to go and traced this. I then lined up the smaller circle inside this and then laid the circle the same size as my window around that.
I stamped my upper sentiment in the Brocade Blue and used my brush to mix some paints for the inside sentiment then embossed it with clear ep. I cut a Chocolate Chip frame and cut out the inside of it so that my window would show through. I had torn my edges of the dictionary page so I distressed and crumpled my frame too.
After assembling it all together, I added some pearl accents and then as I was cleaning my desk (trying to stay up with the straightening as I go during this time of extra challenges!) I found the little burlap accent piece I made earlier so I added that to the window as well.