Friday, December 14, 2012

Aloha for Wee Scapes!

Aloha!  Stampendous is doing a collaboration with Wee Scapes, a company that specializes in miniatures.  Tiny trees, itty bitty flowers, even little people, are just a few of the items they make that are perfect for crafting or creating train scapes.  Today, I've created a little project (pun intended!) using their adorable palm trees and some of their tiny little flowers and bushes.  I must admit that when I first heard about the collaboration, I was a wee bit skeptical (more puns!), however, with a little (here I go again!) imagination, you'd be amazed at what you can create!

Here's a couple of shots of each corner:

On this side I used two of the palm trees, a portion of one of the bushes and several flowers.

On this side I used one palm tree, the remaining section of the bush and several more flowers.

Here's what I've done, first I bought a small unfinished wood shadow-style box.  Using Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Picket Fence, I "painted" all four exterior sides.  I did about three coats on each side of the stain.  Using my Boss Gloss from Stampendous, I coated the inside of the box one side at a time.  I coated the top, left and right interior sides of the box with Periwinkle Opaque Embossing Powder.  For the interior back, I used the Periwinkle EP and while holding the heat gun over, I lifted it off just long enough to sprinkle White Opaque Embossing Powder over the blue.  I repeated this process several times until I achieved my fluffy clouds that I liked.  I attempted to create a wave behind my cute little hula kiddo but it just didn't look right so I abandoned the effort!  For the interior bottom I used Golden Sand Embossing Powder.  Using Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry and Gem-Tac, I attached the trees, bushes and flowers.  Once those were dry, I added my Hula Kiddo that I had already colored and cut out.  Using one of my Action Wobbles, I attached her to the back of the box so she looks cute and wobbles, too!  I used a few shells from Pensacola Beach, FL to line her path.  For the outer edge of the box, I used some rough twine and put two rounds of that all the way around, knotted the corner, glued the ends down and added a shell on each corner.  So there you have it!

Be sure to comment on my blog and April Derrick's blog for a chance to win some of these great little pieces of scenery and some Stampendous stamps. If you don't have model builders in your life, head to the Store Locator on the Simi Creative website for where to buy Wee Scapes in your area!

Thanks bunches for stopping by and I'll see you again soon.



  1. OK, I love it...the clouds are fantastic, your coloring - perfection! This is so adorable.

  2. It is so cute, Love it!
    Tfs Brenda

  3. Awww! That is a cute Hawaian scene. I love it! I imagine how much fun would be to re-create one,. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Aloha to you!!! Such superb colouring...lovely miniatures which had added the touch of Hawaii to the entire ensemble..thanks for sharing it with everyone...following your blog will be full of fun and increase the ideas on card making.


  5. Love your Painting with Powder clouds and your sweet Hula Girl. You used a lot of product! Your background must be extremely cool in real life.

  6. Great shadow box--makes me want to go on vacation.

  7. This is SO CUTE!! I LOVE the little hula girl and the FUN scene!! Such a CREATIVE idea!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! :)

  8. That would look so cute as part of the decorations at a birthday party!

  9. This would be a great decoration to exscape from winter. Love the colors and the cute gal. You do a great job. TFS.

  10. Your clouds look amazing! I saw that and wondered how you got that terrifc effect! Cute! I am dreaming now of blue skies and warm breezes....ahhhh...

  11. thats one adorable shadowbox. wonderful and fun. thanks for sharing.


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