Friday, April 4, 2014

Crafter's Companion April Challenge - Floral theme

This month's Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog theme is Floral theme.  I knew right away which set I was going to use - Paint Fusion Stamp Set - Tulip

I  started with coloring the sky using Distress inks and a blender tool onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock - this is my base piece. I made the cloud template with a scalloped die cut.

I stamped the flower images over the sky, now worrying about overlap as I knew I was going to paper piece over the base. I stamped  the images second time onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock.

Next I colored with Distress ink pads and a stylus tool, blending colors by lightly building color directly on the cardstock. Starting with the lightest color, I colored the entire image. Next, I added the darker color and darkest color, then came back in and blended with the lightest color. I colored both the base and pieces to be cut out. As you can see, I didn't worry too much about staying inside the lines for the images I was planning to cut out. :o) 

I colored the stems with my Spectrum Noir MarkersCG1 and CG2.
Distress ink pads used:
leaves: shabby shutters, forest moss
pedals: mustard seed, spiced marmalade, fired brick

After cutting out the pieces, I edged them with a black water-based marker. I adhered the pieces at bottom portion of the image. After it dried, I bent them up. This adds wonderful dimension to a single layer base.  I trimmed the base layer to allow some of the tulip and leaf to go outside the boarder - I dig going outside sometimes!

Shout Out:  My design was inspired by a video by Vicky P. She's so creative and has great tips! You can see the video here.

Every month, there's a fun challenge with a chance to win a voucher to shop at Crafter's Companion. Visit the Crafter's Companion Challenge Facebook Page for all the details on this month's challenge. For inspiration, be sure to visit the Crafter's Companion DT members.  You can see their latest designs by clicking on the names on the left side of my blog..

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1 comment:

Verna Angerhofer said...

What gorgeous tulips. Makes me wish we had some blooming here....but one thing I can do is try to make some almost as pretty as yours. I love your work!