Sunday, May 9, 2010

Celebrate Ontario - the Trillium - 411 Sketch Challenge





It's amazing what ideas I come up with when I am sleeping - well trying to sleep.  I tore a cartilage in my left knee in March and have been on crutches ever since, so tire easily.
During this afternoon's nap, a vision of the trillium kept flashing through my head, and I even visualized the punch I could use the make it.  Incredible!!

Once I was awake enough, I started making this beautiful wild flower that is the province of Ontario's official flower - and is blooming in most forests right about now.
I punched 2 flowers  using the 5-petal punch - one in whisper white card stock,and one in old olive(for each trillium)  Cut out 1 petal . Then glue the right petal over the left and secure with a paper clip. Before gluing two petals together, I punched a tiny hole at the end of the cut. The stamens would enter through this.  I retrieved the stamens from a fabric flower that was about to be thrown out (i.e. it was recycled).  Because they were pink,  I painted them yellow.
Stamp: Everything Nice
Paper:  Old Olive, Whisper White, Walk in the Park designer series paper, Very Vanilla
Punches: 5-Petal Flower punch, word window, modern word label
Other: Olive green satin ribbon, Elegant bouquet embossing folder, vanilla smooch spritz
This is a close up of the Trilliums
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