Saturday, May 16, 2015

C4C286: Bright Blooms

Hello Crafty Friends -

Last week while my mom was visiting I attended the Great Lakes Mega Meet in Novi, MI (a large scrapbook show). I didn’t buy a lot but I did pick up a couple of stamps sets from the Stampers Anonymous booth including CMS215 Flower Garden. This set has been on my wish list for a while.


New stamps need inking and this week’s sketch challenge from Crazy 4 Challenges was the perfect opportunity to showcase one of the pretty flowers in the set. You can find all of the details on the challenge and more fabulous samples HERE.


I did take a bit of artistic license with the sketch and added a second flower. Coloring one flower with Sakura Koi Watercolors was fun, coloring two was even more fun. For a little extra oomph, after cutting the flowers out, I added some Shabby Shutters Distress Glitter to the centers.


The designer papers used are from Taylored Expressions. I also created my own custom background paper with a few quick steps. First I stamped the Graph image from CMS185 Graph & Croc in Forget-me-not Archival Ink on watercolor paper. Next I added some soft color to the background using Sakura Koi Watercolors. Once dry, I splattered the background with a bit of Peeled Paint Distress Stain Spray. Just a bit of work but I love all of the texture!


So what do you think? Pretty? Just to warn you, I will be using this set again. Already made a second card using it. :D

PS: if you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this card.


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