Hello, blogging friends! It's time to share a wonderful new stamp for the new Moving Along With The Times Challenge! I hope you can play along. Challenge #74's theme is JUNE BLOOMS - just make sure your card's focal image is a flower(s) and share your card!
We have a guest sponsor this month who will be providing a prize to one lucky player: Crafty Ribbons. My card features Yellow Ric Rac Ribbon. Challenge ends July 4 at 11PM Eastern Daylight Time. Looking forward to seeing your floral creations on the challenge blog!
Today's project contains a bit of mixed media styling, using every bit of this gorgeous 6x6 Stampendous Stamp called Sunny Sketch!
I loved the way it looked with only the color - no glitter or embellishment.
But we all know I can't NOT add glitter! (love the double negative?)
After heat setting with White Detail Embossing Powder, I used assorted Watercolor sprays, markers, and reinkers - whatever was in my stash with colors I wanted to achieve. It was fun and easy! An acrylic block was my palette and I scribbled, dabbed and sprayed whatever color onto it. Then an Aqua Flow brush made easy work of the colors. Be sure to wet your paper before applying color for more fluid blending.
This two-pack includes one medium brush and one fine brush.
I stamped a 2nd flower, embossed it, and spritzed with Nuvo Mica Mist in Turkish Rose and Violet Lustre. This effortlessly produced a pearly iridescent flower, resisting the White Detail Embossing Powder. The flower was spritzed with water, and each petal was crimped and shaped. Every 2nd or 3rd petal was cut off so the flower beneath could be seen:
The flower center was fun! I adhered layers of Pink Fizz MicroFine Glitter, Glass Glitter in Fuchsia and Silver, Silver Leaf Tinsel Glitter and some micro beads on top of Dimensional Glue:
Raspberry Pink Crystal Drops have been used inside the yellow flower, along the bottom border, and a few other places. Dimensional Glue with Starfire Ultrafine Glitter was also used along the border and elsewhere:
- SNS Stampendous Sunny Sketch 6CR004 Rubber Stamp on Cling
- SNS Hampton Art Word Layering Greetings SC0752
- SNS White Detail Embossing Powder
- SNS Nuvo Mica Mist in Nebula Blue, Turkish Rose, Violet Lustre
- SNS Silver Leaf Tinsel Glitter GT3004
- SNS Glass Glitter in Fuchsia and Silver
- SNS Pink Fizz MicroFine Glitter GM2050
- SNS Starfire Ultrafine Glitter
- SNS Raspberry Pink Crystal Drops
- SNS Dimensional Glue, Brushable Glue
- SNS Nuvo Aqua Flow water brush (has medium and fine in the pack)
- Assorted Watercolor sprays, water-based markers, water-based reinkers
- Papers: 110lb Neenah cardstock in white, turquoise, sunny yellow
- Spellbinders: Grand Nestabilities Labels One, Grand Nestabilities Decorative Labels One
Challenges this card is submitted to:
- As You Like It Challenges (June 21) Wet or Dry Embossing - Which is your Favorite and Why? - I have always enjoyed wet embossing because of the richness it affords. Watching it raise up into shiny, creamy textures, and marvelous colors, I can't help but be addicted to the possibilities such as resist techniques, simple golden elegance, or making my own metallic or sparkling paper for die cuts. It's a great distressing tool, too. I love playing with my EP! 7/5
- Cardz 4 Galz Challenge #74 Sunny Summer Days 7/5
- Dare 2B Artzy (June 3) Bright Colors 7/1
- Crafting from the Heart #211 Anything Goes 6/27
- Crafty Cardmakers #214 Wet or Dry Embossing (white detail EP around all the images). 7/1 (C15)
- Creatalicious Challenges #141 AG with flowers 6/29
- Morgan's Art World Challenge (June 15) 7/15
- Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges #1824 Anything Goes 6/25
- Stamping Sensations (June 3) Anything Goes 7/1 (sep post aft)
- The Creative Crafters #5 Anything Goes 7/12
- We Love 2 Create (June 3) Anything Goes Mixed Media (same post) 7/1
- World Wide Open DT Challenge #6 - AG for a DT 7/15
On a Personal Note:
My Hoya plant (commonly known as Hindu Rope) is blooming again! Each year, there will be more blooms, as long as I don't trim it, because Hoyas tend to bloom in the same spot each year. Here are 2 draped "ropes" with blooms:
In this bloom, the tiny waxy shell that contains the velvety starburst can still be seen at the bottom of the bloom. It has not burst open yet:
Like Christmas Cactus, Hoyas grow up trees in the wild and have many air roots.