Happy Wednesday everyone! It's time for a brand new Your Next Stamp Challenge! It's Wendy's turn to set the theme for Challenge #26 and she has chosen... GROW YOUR OWN! So we want to see handmade flowers on your creations!
I was looking on You Tube to find a flower tutorial using punches that I already had, and I found a fabulous one by pinkaboo6691 using the SU scallop circle punch, ink, water and a brad:
If the embedding doesn't work for some reason, you can see the video HERE at You Tube.
I decided to have a good rummage through my 12x12 papers and found this fab one by Imaginisce. I love the colours of warm grey, apricot and pale blue together - not a combination I would ever have thought of! So as the paper is so obviously scales, I just had to use on of my YNS mermaid stamps - this one being from the "Just Swimming By Mermaid" stamp set. I'm getting really fed up with my digi camera at the moment, as it doesn't seem to want to replicate the colours as they look IRL. The grey cardstock is actually a perfect tonal match to the grey scales...even though it doesn't look as if it is in the piccie! Plus the blue inking on my flower does match the blue scales of the DP perfectly! *Sigh* I shouldn't moan really, as I'm sure that everyone's cards look better IRL than in the piccies!
Here's an angled shot so you can see the flower from the side:
Now my next task is to make an envelope deep enough to house this baby, LOL!
Do pop on over to YNS Challenges and check out what the rest of DT have created.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
1. Creative Carc Crew - Bloomin' Marvelous
2. Paper Romance challenge #17 - Handmade flowers
3. Tuesday Throwdown #19 - punches
4. Charisma Cardz #38 - Anything Goes
5. Incy Wincy #61 - Anything Goes
6. Practical Scrappers - Stamps
Thanks for dropping by!