Good morning, my project today features the gorgeous new 'Tangled Garden' stamps from Chocolate Baroque. I've had these little vases for ages but couldn't find flower in the right colour, when I saw these new stamps I thought they'd be just the job for making some flowers for my vases.
They were very quick and easy to make. I used watercolour paper as it holds its shape very well when making flowers. I coloured each sheet of paper with ink and glimmer mists until I got the colours I needed and then once they had dried I stamped the large open flower from Tangled Garden twice and the detailed flower twice on each sheet with versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder. I cut the flowers out and layered them up.
The flower centres were made with bottle caps crushed in my cuttlebug, I used the centre of the detailed flower and glossy accents in side the bottlecaps.
I found that drinking straws were the perfect height to be used as the stems for my flowers so I painted some with gesso and acrylic paint. I attached the straws while I was assembling the flowers. I layered up the 3 layers of petals with strong wet glue, once this was dry I punched 2 small holes in the centre of each and threaded some ribbon through before attaching the straw at the back of the flower with a hot glue gun. The ribbon then ties around the straw in a pretty bow so the back looks pretty too.
I'm entering my flowers in the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations: Recycle/Anything goes
Dream Valley: anything goes
Papertake Weekly: flower power
Tuesday Alchemy: anything goes
Thanks for popping by and for your kind comments