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.

2 comments:

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?