Monday, August 15, 2011

More Flower Petals

I have had wonderful response so far to my challenge "Petals".  Here is a little more inspiration for you.  However, if you haven't entered yet, you still have a week to do so.  My design team has made a few more creations to get the juices flowing.

This card uses a flower image from Glitterbabe.  It also features a little airbrushing which I did not only behind the flower, but also on the greeting.  As an added touch are little gold fillagree corners and a flower with a butterfly.      

This card has a littlke of a western touch as the back mat is copper cardstock.  Also, the single flower with the airbrushing remimds me of the single flowers I have seen in the desert.
I agree with Vicki -- flowers are awe-inspiring.  For my "petals"creation I started with a background created using the collaged circles technique from Technique Junkies (I guess I still have circles on the brain from our last Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge!).  I used the calla lilies digi-stamp from Glitterbabe Designs which I decorated with colored pencils.  I used a few other embellishments -- ribbon, a sweet bird sticker and the word "wonder."  As I said. nature is a wonder!  I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations.

Here is a LO I have made, using the same stamped rose as last time (from LaBlanche) and carrying on the theme of petals.

I used a photo of my Mum and my eldest sister, taken about 1939 /40. For the background I have used a sheet of 12 x 12" ceramic card - a speciality stamping paper. First I stamped the rose and the owl each twice with resist ink, and let it dry before rubbing over the paper with a mixture of ancient paper, Victorian Velvet and Forest Moss inks. I sprayed it too with some garden fairy green from My tattered angels, before wiping the colour away, leaving just a faint colour and the images showed up white, Then I stamped again, using Victorian velvet for the roses, and Forest moss for the other images. The roses have been embossed with bridal embossing powder, and the owls and clocks with perfect pearls in gold. After they were heat set, I wiped the rest away with an old nylon stocking, it gets rid of the excess powder in no time! You can't see too much of the resist printing, as the light is not ideal, but you can see the white shadows. I used different embellishments - netting, flowers, lace, some prima leaves and some acetate butterflies and a corner. Was relatively quick and easy to make!

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