It's time for The Flower Challenge Reminder.
This month is all about the sketch. A very simple sketch. Now you can use plain paper or patterned. And thed add three flowers, big small it doesn't matter. I know how people think, it's like Sketch AAAAARRRR but really its a very simple one and we would love to see you there. So after looking here off you go check out The Flower Challenge Blog and see all the inspiration from the Design team from this date and even look back at the start for more inspiration from the Design Team. Then put those crafty hands into action and make a card or two and join us.
I decided to turn my the sketch so my card is landscape rather than portrait as I had cut my pieces and realised the sizes were a bit small.
The rectangles are cut with a rectangle stitched die and were pieces I had coloured before and were in my scraps and the flowers are from a box chock-a-block full of coloured flowers that I just love colouring for relaxation then in this instance I have fussy cut them.
The orange and pink and was done with Distress Oxides and then I sprayed a bit of the Altenew Gold on for a bit of shimmer. I put the pieces through an embossing folder that has wee little flowers. Cant tell you where it's from, I don't keep packaging and some of these folders I have had foreverrrrrrr.
I am trying to remember to use them more as I am so enjoying the cards I am seeing around where people are using the embossing folders.
After gluing the flowers in place I added a 'Happy Birthday' diecut in gold glitter paper.
I had another idea as I had come across a small panel I had stamped with a Hero Art flower background. Its only a small stamp and to get the length I had I had to stamp twice and its not a perfect match up as the stamp is a rubber one so its guess work.
I coloured the flowers ages ago and the piece sat in my box of coloured in pieces. I had coloured with Inktense pencils water blending the shading.
I couldn't work out how to use it a first as I kept laying it as the large rectangle and trying vellum and coloured cardstock on top but of course the coloured cardstock covered the coloured flowers and the vellum looked washy on top. Finally thought to put the vellum as the larger rectangle - orange vellum, love it.
I have then die cut this wonderful flower three times in thick silver glitter paper and another three times in white funfoam. That funfoam I got that already has the sticky back so only needed a little glue on the silver part of the flowers. Trimmed down the stems on the two to the right. Didn't add a sentiment as I felt this was enough. I just love how it turned out and will be remembering this Sketch as it's an easy yet elegant design.
Thank you so much for coming by and I hope to get more posted soon (including some photos from the fabulous Altenew workshop in Melbourne recently).
Now off you go and check out the cards from the rest of the team.
Keep well everyone, Aileen