2021 Topic 8: Nature's Treasure
Cabinet of Treasures
structure you see here, (12cm x 13cm x 4cm) is just grey board, filling
paper from an Amazon delivery, lots of glue and lots of ink. Add my
beautiful stamp set ESC25 to the mix, some laces and some metallic embellishments, and after few late nights working on it I ended up with this!
The other drawer works in the same way. This one contains few maple seeds, another seed (no idea what that is, maybe you know... bottom right corner) and a piece of bark covered in lichen.
Again, it is a very simple scene but I didn't want to let the title fade. I think it looks really beautiful.
I also love what I stored in this drawer. All these seeds. They bring memories too! I picked the 3 maple seeds on a walk with my baby Matt. And the bark I found it on the way from the tube to my previous home. No idea where the other seed comes from... It could be Cambodia, but I'm not sure (that trip to Cambodia deserves a couple of cabinets... my gosh how many things I found! Luckily nobody decided to register my suitcase at the airport...)
On this occasion I went for a lighter Infusions background. It just has less layers than the previous one, I guess you can tell. Still pretty rich texture!
But I was still not 100% happy, everything was kind of floating... I needed to ground it somehow... So what better way than adding few more flowers and some roots! The roots are just the same branch from ESC06 stamped and afterwards I glued the extra flowers.
Then it was time to pair the fussy cut images with the different backgrounds and decide where I would start, so I came up with these arrangements which I would then couple at a later stage with some real leaves and flowers and seeds. I always like to play with all that I have before I decide what to do next and these pictures were actually for me to remember what I liked, they were not meant to be for the post (sorry about the quality), but I thought it would be helpful to share how I plan and think about my projects.