Thursday, July 30, 2015

080115 Archi-Scraps August Challenge

Just when I think the inspiration can't
get any better at Archi-scraps, we get one like this:

And look what I found over at Pixels & Paper!
The lovely domed roof plus the perfect color scheme tied these two
challenges together nicely - definitely a happy creative coincidence.

The P & P ladies are pining for the prospect of sun & warmth during the midst
of winter Down Under, but this took me in the totally opposite direction...
I had this photo of Chloe in her Frozen princess dress & new Elsa hair/hat begging to be scrapped.

I just happened to have purchased some of these Melissa Frances domes recently
& couldn't imagine anything better suited to the "see-through" challenge.

The next piece of inspiration on my desk were these Simple Stories "Enchanted" wood veneers.

Add in a sweet photo of Chloe & it's the perfect match up.

I painted the Simple Stories wood veneer castle with Ranger's Claudia Hellmuth 
Studio/Blank Canvas paint & then immediately sprinkled on Crystal Fine 
Martha Stewart glitter. I then added some tiny blue gems to the turrets 
of the castle & when the paint was dry I put some Zig Blue Glue on just 
the pennant & added Lapis Lazuli Martha Stewart glitter to help it stand out. 

I sprayed just the top of the dome with Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray,
just a fine mist sprayed high over the dome in my spray booth box. 
It took a few coats before I was happy with the coverage, and I did have to 
use a baby wipe to clean up just a tad on the lower part of the dome. 

After I had glued the dome to the base I put a bead of Glossy Accents around 
the outside edge & used Martha Stewart Sterling Tinsel Glitter to finish it off nicely. 
I'm afraid I've knocked some of it off in all the photo shoot handling! 
The finishing touch was to hang a few snowflakes from the top.

The Archi-scraps clear challenge could have been accomplished in a number of other ways.
There are a lot of transparent overlays out there, ghost alphas, even simply
cutting/punching a shape out of vellum to reveal a clear "window" through to the background!
Can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with.
Make sure to add your project to the Linky at both/either site,
depending on where the inspirations took you!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Totally and utterly divine. This is gorgeous and so very creative. Many thanks for sharing with us on Pixels and Paper.

  2. What a work of art...simply gorgeous. Thanks for letting us know how you created this wonderful piece.

  3. Leslie, this is so fabulous! You are one creative lady :)

  4. Wow - this is just beautiful! I would have definitely been stumped by the inspiration pieces but you did an amazing job with it. I like the sparkle and the "snow" covering the top of the dome, and how cute is that Elsa hat?? She looks adorable!

  5. How sweet! What a wonderful keepsake.


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