The fox is already one of the five dies of this set, but I wanted to have an owl too - so I made one myself. Oh, I can imagine various animals in this enchanted woodland! But for a start I decided to stick to the fox and just add the owl and put the main focus on drawing on the die cut shapes to create an illustration kind of look.
The owl was fussy cut freehand and then painted with acrylics, a white sharpie and a black Faber Castell PITT artist pen (as was the whole forest).
My fox was done the same way and then glued to the layer I wanted him on.
This morning (after I had taken pictures of this project in dizzy light) the sun came out for some minutes and I shot an image of my woodland scenery in full sunlight...which makes the layers and shades pop!
What I love with shadow boxes or little stages of toy theatres is that they reveal more detail when being looked at from various angles:
This creates a special depth that draws you right into this enchanted realm on its own, doesn't it?
I had a wonderful time drawing the bark and the leaves and layering my finished stages to create this tiny piece of woodland. I haven't drawn for ages and this reminded me to start drawing again. Well, we'll see.... :)
I hope you like this piece. This dies set is such a lovely design! Especially this scene stole my heart right away! Can't wait to do a variation of it! ;)
Hugs and happy crafting,
I enter this project to the following challenge/s:
The Artistic Stamper - Christmas is Coming
(the "Joy" and "Happy Holidays" quotes are stamped)
Craft Room Challenge - Anything 3D
(which is the perfect challenge theme for a shadow box lover like I am. Thank you! ;)
Dies R Us Challenge Blog - Anything Goes - Christmas
Moo Mania & More - Trees
(their challenges are open to other formats than Moos as well....yay! Thanks for the information, Susie ;)