I bought this simple painted frame with the idea of altering it. When I was asked to create a project using Double Dot cardstock I decided that turning one of the circles into a lighthouse would make a pretty beach scene, to display some photo's of me and a friend at the ocean.
I cut some shapes on my cutting machine and embossed them with clear embossing powder, which gives the Double Dot Cardstock an extra sheen. The shell is in 2 pieces and by embossing the top piece it darkens to give it enough of a contrast to make it look a little more realistic.
One of the many reasons I love Double Dot Cardstock is it's ability to be shaped, bent, stitched, misted you name it, you know you are going to get a beautiful result every time. I gave the fish a scaly look by stitching circles of vellum over the top of the Chiffon Dot Cardstock and stitched around the edges. The addition of the Frosting Jewels gave it a final delicate touch.
After I had cut all my shapes I layered them all up onto the base of the frame. All in all I used 14 different shades of Double Dot Cardstock and this doesn't even cover half of the range of colours they produce. I hope my friend likes her little gift.
Bo Bunny Supplies:
Double Dot Cardstock: Wild Berry, Chiffon, Powder Blue, Sugar, Khaki, Buttercup, Brilliant Blue/Dot; Chiffon/Stripe; Shadow, Dark Denim, Coffee, Maize, Powder Blue/Vintage; Dark Denim Flourish:
Jewels: Frosting Jewels; Autumn Song
6 x 6 Paper Pad: Modern Miss
Patterned Paper: Stripe/Elf Magic