Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Floral Delight - Try Stampin on Tuesday or Not #321

While I am enjoying the spring weather, I am missing flowers growing in my garden.  It has been too cool for the plants to emerge from the ground.

Making paper flowers is a good substitute for working with real plants and encourages the use of my creative side.

For the sketch challenge with Try Stampin on Tuesday or Not this week, I challenged myself to make some 3D flowers for this sketch - not so 3D that the card wouldn't fit into an envelope or the card wouldn't  fit through that dreaded "slot" at the post office.

I must admit I selected the DSP first and colored the flowers to coordinate with that. The Blooms & Bliss DSP is just beautiful and am sad to see it retire by June. I used a 3 3/4 by 5 piece of the DSP which was adhered to a 4 by 5 1/4" Whisper White cardstock layer.

The art piece is a 3 by 3 3/4" piece of Whisper White embossed with the decorative dots embossing folder.  This I matted with Sahara Sand card stock before adhering it to the card front.

Instead of placing circles on the art panel, I made 2 different styles of paper flowers.

The two smaller flowers were made by punching 2 whisper White daisies, coloring them with an Island Indigo marker and then spritzed each flower lightly to blend the colors.  When the flowers were dry enough I shaped both flowers and adhered them together alternating the petals.  Two small stamens were die cut using the Botanical Builder framelits, shaped using a stylus, and added to the center of each flower. Some liquid pearls in the center and the flower itself is complete.  I punched two leaves for each flower and glued them to the flower bottom.

For the flower in the center I used the Pansy punch, again punching 2 flowers, coloring and spritzing them, and when partially dry shaped the petals by literally squeezing each petal between thumb and forefinger. After adhering them together alternating petals, two black stamens (die cut using the Botanical builder framelit) were inserted into the center. Two leaves were glued to the underside.

All three flowers were spritzed with a glimmer spray and then adhered to the art panel using tombo glue. A close up of the flowers is below.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Island Indigo, Old Olive
Papers: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Blooms & Bliss DSP, Old Olive, Mint Macaron, Basic Black
Accessories: Decorative Dots embossing folder, Botanical Builder framelits, Daisy punch, Pansy Punch, Liquid Pearls (non SU), flower forming tools, spritzer (with water)

Now it's your turn to create something using this sketch, then upload it to the Try Stampin' on Tuesday or Not blog site or their Facebook page
The challenge runs for 2 weeks.
Looking forward to seeing your work.

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