dinsdag 16 december 2014

Shadowbox with Dyanne by Wee Stamps

Hi everybody!!

Today I have a special project to show you. Last April my friend Sylvia Zet and her husband Michal came to visit us in The Netherlands. When she visited us she brought me the most precious gifts, drawings of my children that she made from pictures I had send her over the past years.

This is the picture Sylvia took of them before framing them for me. As you'll be able to see below each of the portraits she made of my children she drew a Wee figure, based on the personality of my kids. So my oldest daughter Dyanne is the dreamy girl with long hair who can spend hours picking flowers. Amy is my laughing curly haired who likes nothing better then to play with somebody else but has a harder time playing on her own. And Leon is my tough guy who likes real guy things like cars and super heroes :). The Wee figure of Leon is actually based on a picture I send Sylvia of Leon sitting in his miniature Ferrari. As you can imagine these gorgeous portraits are up on my living room wall and are never coming of :). But I told Sylvia that the Wee characters she drew were really way to cute to just have as sketches on my living room wall. I for one would love to use them on cards as well. So earlier this month the images Sylvia drew for Dyanne and Amy were released as rubber stamps and a few days ago also as digital images. The image she drew for Leon will be released soon as well.

Anyway, for my birthday Sylvia send me the rubber stamps of Dyanne and Cuddly Ride (or for a link to the digital versions) (which is the name of Amy's image as there already is an Amy character in the Wee Stamps store) and of course I had to ink one up.
Since Dyanne is my oldest I decided to go with her image first. I have to admit that I started out making a card but then when I was halfway done I was so happy with how it was turning out that I decided to decorate a shadowbox (that I have had in my stash for ages) with it instead. The box was a bit to deep so I filled it with a few layers of cardboard first.
A close up of Dyanne. Purple is Dyanne's favorite color so there had to be purple in the image. Her hair was a bit challenging to paper piece but I like how it turned out.
A sideview of the shadowbox. Dyanne (the original) had decided that this one has to go on the wall in her room so her daddy is going to hang it up for her sometime this week.
To accentuate the whimsical feeling of the image I used my pretty vine dies from Whimsy Stamps and wanted to just add some random flowers in sort of a swirl around the image. I think Wild Orchid Crafts' sweetheart blossoms come closest to the flowers Sylvia drew in the image but also added some roses and cosmos daisies. A few random placed rhinestones did the finishing touch for me :).
The little pieces that I used to create the image.

I hope you like my new project. Sorry for all the text and pictures but like I said, this one is special to me and had to share the story behind it :).


Materials used:
Image: Dyanne by Wee Stamps (rubber/digital image)
Papers: White, orange and craft colored cardstock and a scrap of design paper of which I don't know the name.
Dies and folders: Vines die set by Whimsy Stamps, circle dies by Spellbinders Nestabilities and Cuttlebug Embossing folder for the dotted paper.
Other: Distress ink Frayed Burlap, stitches by hand with help of a paperpiecing tool by Stampin'Up. Stickles Diamand and Platinum. Frantage.
From Wild Orchid Crafts:
Mixed Purple/White Cosmos Dairy Stem Flowers
Mixed Purple/Lilac & White Sweetheart Blossom
Mixed Peach/Orange Open Roses 25mm
White Sweetheart Blossom Flowers
Self Adhesive Rhinestones Lilac
Self Adhesive Rhinestones Purple

22 opmerkingen:

  1. Oh wow your card is just pure gorgeousness and such a cute little girl. Those drawings from your friend is amazing and I hope they are being framed.
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  2. FANTASTISCH!! Blijvende herinneringen voor het leven!!

    xx Irene

  3. So, so beautiful. I really want to do one of these 3D pictures but I know it wouldn't be as good as yours. After seeing one of your video's I see how much work goes into your cards. I am a fan.
    Hugs Maz

  4. Just counted how many pieces you cut out Mariska.....50. Wow! that would take me forever.
    Hugs Maz

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments Maz :). It takes me forever as well :). Getting an image like this colored and 3D paper pieced can easily take me six hours or more, especially with the stitches done by hand and stuff, but I love doing it. Just give it a try, who knows you may just come to love it!
      Hugs, Mariska

  5. I love the story behind the drawings. Those original pics as well your amazing shadow box will certainly decorate their rooms and this will be an splendid memory for many years.
    Congrats for such lovely work, as always, and also for sharing the drawings story. Hugs

  6. Oh this is such a wonderful story. How amazing to have the sketches and stamps of your darling children. I can't wait to see the others. .your frame is just glorious. .real heirlooms for your family xx

  7. This is so gorgeous drawings and card so adorable.
    Hugs Ghea

  8. WAUW both Sylvias drawings but also your shadowbox is simply amazing and so beautiful. Boy I wish I could draw something like that, it´s absolutely amazing, and for you to get such a gift is simply irreplaceable ever to get anything better than this, and it´ll be a treasure for your kids for ever too. I´m soooo amzed with the beauty in both your work here, just gorgeous in every little detail.

  9. O Mariska wat een mooi geschenk heb je gekregen van Sylvia, onbetaalbaar zoiets. Het schilderijtje voor je oudste dochter is immens mooi. Vertederend lief zoal je het geheel gemaakt hebt, dit is iets om haar gehele leven te koesteren. Súper...
    Lieve groetjes Miranda

  10. I've just discovered your blog through Facebook. I am loving your style of card and all the work that goes in to creating all your images. They are just amazing, I am so impressed. You are such a talented lady :)

  11. Mariska, you're simply amazing! This is really precious. Can't wait to see what you'll do with the other two images.

  12. Beautiful portraits and I love what you did with the image. Great shadowbox!

  13. Wat ontzettend gaaf is dit, ik heb volgens mij die foto's van de tekeningen van jullie kids weleens gezien.
    En wat heb je weer iets schitterends van dit gemaakt ik kan alleen maar zeggen : WAUW!!

    liefs, Durvina

  14. What incredible pictures for you to treasure! I'm sure they have a very special place in your heart. I'm so glad you wanted to share the Wee images with us because they are gorgeous stamps! Your shadowbox is absolutely stunning - such beautiful, happy colours.

  15. What a fabulous gift for you and your family, Mariska - Sylvia's portraits and matching Wee images are simply stunning, a gift I'm sure you will treasure for life! I love the pretty shadowbox you made and I can see why Dyanne wants to have it on her wall...I mean, who wouldn't?! Beautifully coloured and paper pieced, as ever and I love the contrasting purple and orange tones! (purple is my favourite colour at the moment too!) Hugs, Lisa x

  16. you have beautiful children and those images are gorgeous as is your shadow box! Mary x

  17. oh my Mariska....what an amazing thing for Sylvia to have done....I am sure you will cherish the drawings forever! Your cards are just simply stunning (as always)!

  18. OMGOODNESS!!!!!! Mariska that is the most precious gift I think any parent could receive & what makes it even more special is its form a dear friend...........absolutely priceless sweetie. I couldnt stop looking at the portraits.......wow I knew Sylvia was an uber talented lady but........wow she is amazingly talented!!! Love your card....oops sorry shadowbox lol its gorgeous as always, the images is perfect as is your colouring sweetie.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx
    All the very best for 2015

  19. What a wonderful story - how precious the original drawungs must be for you. Jackie x