Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Bloomin horde

The second challenge over at the Inklings cyber night was to create a card with something you horde. I decided to use a couple things I rare use, and one I'd never used before.

As much as I love shimmery, shiny things, I'd never used Dazzling Diamonds before. But that was pretty much the final step. I decided to use some Ribbon Originals I hadn't touched yet, so broke out the Sweet Shop and got my colours from there. I stamped the In Full Bloom flower head and stem twice in StazOn on water colour paper and coloured them using an aquapainter and watercolour crayons. I cut out one flower head and the leaf to pop up on dimensionals, but I am still getting ahead of myself... I sponged the chipboard with Regal Rose and Rose Red inks, then stamped 'happiness' (from the Warm Words set) over the top with StazOn. I stamped the Almost Amethyst and Certain Celery pieces with the linen background in VersaMark and mounted them on to Whisper White. In the corners of these I pierced some holes and then went over them with the black marker. I layered the flower on Apricot Appeal, then layered this on top, then tied the chipboard on. All this was then mounted on the cardfront. Then I dabbed my cut out flower and leaf with 2-way glue, sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds on top, then mounted them on the Rose Red card front.


Angela said...

Lovely Carol! The Dazzling Diamonds looks like due drops on the flower. Very pretty.

cdaly said...

Carol, that is absolutely stunning. Do you mind if I case it?