Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Story time wall art

Hello fellow crafters, today starts a new challenge at Star Stampz and the theme is reading, writing and arithmetic! So for this new theme I put together some wall art using 'The book elf'. I used distress markers to color in the image.

Materials used:

Star Stampz - The book elf
Sizzix - Tim Holtz butterfly frenzy
Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched borders 2, mini star confetti
Wild Orchid crafts - assorted flowers
Silhouette - cute fence
Make it crafty - shooting stars chipboard
cheese cloth
Dylusions - crushed grape ink spray
Indigo blu - gilding flakes autumn blaze
Gelly roll - silver, gold
Distress ink - seedless preserves, salty ocean
Stickles - yellow
Liquid pearls - ocean blue
My Favorite things - linen background stamp
Stampendous - frontage embossing powder
Deco foil - champagne

I  used copic marker B14 with the airbrush to do the background. Then sprinkled it with some gold and white frantage embossing powder to give it a little bit of a magical feel.

Distress Markers:

Sky - tumbled glass
Trees, grass, bushes - mowed lawn, twisted citron, pine needles, peeled paint, forest moss, vintage photo, ground espresso, brushed corduroy
Sun - squeezed lemonade, carved pumpkin
Skin - scattered straw, tea dye, tattered rose
Eyes - salty ocean
Hair - black soot, chipped sapphire
Dress - wilted violet, abandoned coral
Books - aged mahogany, black soot, seedless preserves, iced spruce, broken china
Fence & sign - weathered wood
Bunny - pumice stone, tattered rose
Squirrel - walnut stain, rusty hinge

I used the Times font on my cameo to write it out my title on black cardstock then colored it in with a white gelly roll pen.  I then stamped the word with my favorite things and used gilded flakes over it so it wouldn't be solid black.

Once my final piece was done all that was left was adding it to a 12 x 12 shadow box frame. Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:


  1. Super gorgeous, stunning colours and such a beautiful image too. Love the design and nice work too.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  2. Gorgeous thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles challenge 32 hugs Aly xxx

  3. Hi this is stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. so much detail, so many elements to enjoy .An inspirational piece to share with us here at Open -Minded Crafting Fun challenge

  5. What an absolutely wonderful piece you've created here! I love the sense of whimsy you've given it and how it evokes feelings of dreams and hopes and magic! The colors are filled with fantasy and it was a joy to see this. It reminds me of every favorite fairy tale I've ever read and has a stunning color palette. You did such a fantastic job and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  6. Stunning, Love your colouring. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles. Tracy DT

  7. wow so pretty. I love your coloring. Thankyou for joining us over at Open Minded Crafting Fun for our Back To School / Reading challenge. Hope you join us again. Lynda DT xx

  8. Gorgeous wall art Julie! There are so many wonderful details to look at & you've coloured the cute image beautifully.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  9. Amazing! I love all the beautiful details! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  10. this is fantastic Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at *Polkadoodles Anything Goes*

  11. So fabulous, just stunning. Thanks for joining our Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Anything Goes , hugs, Carol DT

  12. this is wonderful
    Thanks for joining us in our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Polkadoodles,

  13. Stunning so much to look at, thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Tracy DT xx