This is a new favorite of mine! It turned out just as I saw it in my head... and as I have stated before that rarely happens! I am sad the photos just don't show well. Man this thing was hard to photograph! Ok credits first... I got the idea for this from the My Favorite Things Stamps Gallery one of my stamping heroes... "Kittie Kraft" had made one with their stamps and it is just about the cutest thing! Thanks for all the Inspiration Kittie!
Well when cleaning out I found the empty prima flower pail. And started to use the same stamps and then thought no I want try and make a Magnolia Tin! Well this is what I came up with! I have been joking and saying it will be my Magnolia Savings Pail. But hubby says I will never wait to fill it with money to order from them again that is what credit cards are for! he he he ahhh so true! :)
Doing these scenes are a lot of steps but the end results are just so worth it. First you stamp the main images... the girls. then you stamp them again on scrap paper. Cut them out as finely as you can. With removable adhesive cover the main girls. The create the "background". Layering the trees, the grass, flowers and filling in the sky. I used lots of different small stamps to do all of this I love stump or peg stamps for this. If you haven't tried any of them they are rubber stamps on a long wooden round handle. Kinda like a large dowel rod. Stamps by Judith have a bunch of them and so does Rubber Stamp Tapestry. At this point you remove your protective scrap girls and then I colored in the girls with my Copic Markers. And stickled their wings. I cut down the paper to fit inside the pail, and placed inside. I tried a million different ribbons, flowers, buttons and anything else I could think of to decorate the outside of the pail. And ended up not liking any of it. The art was enough. It just makes me smile! Hope it does you too!