Saturday, March 1, 2014

Life in the Forest Diorama

Hi there! I have a really fun project to share with you today that came to me in a dream of all places. It's funny when we come up with ideas, isn't it?! I have so much going on in my head, it's an accident waiting to happen... it actually turned out like I had envisioned it too, which rarely happens! In my dream, I had the cute critters from the 'Life in the Forest' stamp set and I envisioned a layered scene...

First I had to come up with a template for my diorama. The entire diorama is constructed with paper, except the curtains!! Once I had the basic template cut I started with the background of Soft Sky, which I sponged clouds on with Marina Mist and attached to the 3 interior panels of my diorama. I added some clouds with the 'Cupcake Builder Punch', a sun with the 'Boho Blossoms punch' and the '3/4" Circle Punch' after it was assembled I thought that the opening 'frame' needed some more interest so I used the 'Hardwood' stamp to make the cool wood texture. I cut 1/2" panels, stamped the up and cut the corners on an angle to make it like a picture frame. I also added panels to each side and the top of my diorama to tie the whole project together nicely.

I took my diorama outside, to get a more outdoorsy feel to my photos. The entire diorama is actually only 6 1/2" x 5 1/2", but it's packed with a lot of stamped and cut images! I took a bunch of photos to show the various angles of the diorama... take a look...

"Mr. Fox says hey!"

I added 5 rows of inserts to make my layers and added many, many trees to get the look of a forest. I stamped and cut out so many trees.... You can see all the cute little forest critters peeking through as you turn the diorama.

 Hey there's the fox! and bunny and raccoon...oh, and there's the mouse!

I made the curtain with the 1 1/4" Summer Starfruit Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - I attached it to the top with some sticky strip and tied them with Baker's twine.

I hope you like my share, happy stamping :)

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