I partially die cut the latter and cut it in vertical strips in order to glue them to a panel of black cardstock.
I used one of my favorite products Stick-it double sided adhesive sheets to die cut and glue each of the pieces; the trees cut with the “Tall birch” die from Memory Box, the small birds from La Pareja Creativa, a note from the Die-namics Musical Notes set, the Waffle Flower butterflies and so on.
…the word “You” (a die by Avery Elle) between the stars in the sky…
…the word “inspire” (from a set of dies called “Industrial 2” by Spellbinders) in one of the white strips…
..and the word “me” (from the Die-namics Bottlecap Letters) in plain sight, as if it were a signature, in the right hand corner.
I was inspired by this beautiful illustration (looks like watercolor) by the designer and artist Tang Yau Hoong:
My version is a lot more graphic, with a big contrast between the background and the foreground which interact in a special way… fooling the eye. Sometimes you see the tree trunks and sometimes you see the buildings… like a real trompe l’oeil.
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