Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Gift of Love - SUO Challenges #171

The theme this week at SUO Challenges is "A Favorite April Theme".  There's no secret of my love of flowers, and April is a month when flowers begin to grow and bloom in my garden and the bees begin to return.

So, a flower, with bees, is my favorite April theme.

 The flower was stamped using  the 2-step stamping technique using Flirty Flamingo and Garden Green inks. I touched up the flowers with coordinating colored markers, and some blue coloring was added to delineate the shadows. And of course I had to add a cute little bee which I colored with markers.

Some texture was added using the Timeless Texture "dot" stamp.

The image was die cut using the Labels framelit, matting the top and bottom with Flirty Flamingo card stock. It was added to the card front using dimensionals.

Whisper White cardstock with a 2" piece of diagonal striped Flirty Flamingo DSP constitute the card front. A piece of 3/8" ruched Flirty Flamingo ribbon was placed along the edge of the DSP, and a bow made with that ribbon adhered to the lower edge of the die cut image.

A vertical sentiment is placed on the left side of the focal image, with an image of a bee on both ends.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Gift of Love, Timeless Texture, Vertical Greetings
Inks: Black Memento, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Markers (Flirty Flamingo, Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Soft Sky)
Papers: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo DSP
Accessories: Labels Framelits, 3/4" circle punch, 3/8" Flirty Flamingo ruched ribbon, dimensionals, blender pen

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