I am very pleased to let you all know that I've been asked to join the DT for the new challenge blog Fashionable Stamping ! The challenges are all about stamping, no digi's allowed, so right up my street, as it were ..... The challenge for the next 2 weeks is Handmade Flowers, so any project where you've actually made the flowers yourself. Check out the main challenge blog for the prize and also the fabulous work by the other DT members.
For my project I started by opening my Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities to look for a new technique. I settled on page 49 Shabby Chic, which I absolutely love so you will no doubt see it again ! The stamps I used for the technique are from Tim Holtz French Marketplace and the swirl is a Craft Individuals. I then made the roses from a PaperArtsy Grunge flower die, I've wanted to have a go at making porcelain flowers for some time. I haven't got a melting pot so I used a Versamark pen and then coated the roses with UTEE. I had to do this 3 or 4 times but it worked quite well in the end.
The main image and the balloon are B Line Designs stamps which again, I absolutely love ! I stamped them with black Archival ink and then covered them with clear EP. I then used Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Wild Honey DI around the edges.
The vertical strip is made from a stamp from the Tim Holtz Papillon set, again I've stamped it with black Archival ink and then covered it with clear EP. The lace is from the lovely Linda's Etsy shop (if you haven't paid it a visit you really must!) and I've sprayed it with water with a few drops of Tea Dye re-inker in it. Finished off with a Type Charm.
I'm entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge which is to use a Tim Holtz technique.
I do hope you get chance to join the challenge and look forward to seeing all your wonderful flowers !
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