Hello friends and happy Tuesday! Hope you’re having a great start to your week. Now that Spring has officially began, we can start seeing signs of Spring everywhere and look forward to warmer temperatures here! Yay!
I’m excited to share my project for the new challenge over at the “Try It On Tuesday” Challenge Blog as their guest designer this time! An AJ page I entered in a previous challenge earned me a spot as a future guest, so I’m thrilled to be joining with them for a new challenge! Their theme for this challenge is to “Say It With Flowers“, so please be sure to stop in and have a look at the amazing inspiration from the team! Here’s what I’ve made for the challenge:
Since I usually add a sentiment to my makes, I decided to say what I wanted to convey without any words which is how I took the challenge. So my thoughts were about Spring coming out in color with the dull drab of winter in the browns and blacks in the background. The dead is coming alive again in color! That was my thought process anyway. LOL
I love the flowers in the Tim Holtz Mini Bouquet stamp set. I’ve used watercolor paper to stamp them and then used the Distress ink pads smooshed on a mat to watercolor them in including the new Salt Water Taffy color that I’ve been wanting to try out. I used the coordinating dies to cut them with and then also die cut some stems in green and brown cardstock to attach onto the flowers. I rubbed a bit of gold paint with my finger over the edges of them. They were popped up with foam tape over a prepared oval die cut panel stamped with various TH stamps with some gold glitter added around the edges. I die cut an oval ornate piece behind it with some glossy black cardstock.
For the background, I’ve done various things to it including using Distress Oxide sprays for the background, adding some black heat embossed silhouette florals to the bottom as well as modeling paste through a TH floral stencil. To bring out the texture of the stenciled background, I used some more gold paint to rub over it with my finger. I also added some splatter with the gold paint over the entire background along with another splatter layer of white paint.
I distressed the edges and layered it over a piece of black glossy cardstock sized 5″x7″. I found some TH ephemera black and white florals that I cut in half to pop up over the bottom two corners and then used some metal corner pieces for the top. I sprayed a wooden butterfly with black spray stain and some Distress Mica Spray Stain in Crooked Broomstick as this gave it that “black/brown” combo I was going for.
Lastly, I took a piece of tan seam binding and sprayed it with some more Distress sprays, crinkled it up and wrapped some around the front layer and then added a bow over top of the stems of the bouquet. The oval panel was popped up over the center with foam tape.
There is actually lots of dimension on this as you can get a better look of it with a close up here. There are different layers in the flowers as well as all of the layers of panels underneath it. I like how it turned out and had lots of fun playing around and using up some more of my never ending stash too! ( I think I’m becoming a spray-a-holic lately! LOL)
So please be sure to hop on over to the “Try It On Tuesday” Challenge Blog to see the rest of the inspiration for the challenge. I hope you will take the time to join in the challenge with us too! Would love to see what you come up with!
Hope that you’ve enjoyed my make today! Thanks for dropping by and I’ll see you soon!
- Mixed Media Lovers – Anything Goes mixed media
- Creative Artiste – Anything Goes mixed media
- The Funkie Junkie Boutique – “Rather Blustery Day” – Struggle with NOT adding words/sentiments…I ALWAYS want to do that and so it’s a huge challenge NOT to want to add that somewhere! Plus, omitting color in some way.
- The Four Seasons – Anything Goes Spring
- Shopping Our Stash – Spread Your Wings (Wooden butterfly from stash! Yay!)
- Crafty Friends – Flowers
- Creative Inspirations – Spring Flowers