Monday, March 14, 2016

Use Your Stuff - Flowers

Happy Monday All!
It's time for a new challenge over at the Use Your Stuff Blog and I just couldn't wait to
join in the fun!  Martha Lucia is the hostess today and her theme for this week is


And here's what I've created . . .

As some of you may know, I've been lucky enough to do some  demoing for Heartfelt Creations company at the Adventures in Stamping convention held here in Akron, OHIO each April.
Well last year at the end of the convention the Heartfelt representative asked me if I wanted the left over flowers she had been demonstrating.  Why of course I immediately said "Sure, Thanks!"

Today's card utilizes a few of those die cut flowers pieces which I've colored using sponge daubers and various inks.  Shaped and stacked to create my flower cluster.  After coloring my flowers I decided to create my own background panel using the same colors I used for the flowers and overlay it using the Bokeh technique.

I simply sponged the various colors of ink onto a white card stock panel.
I let it dry a bit then started the Bokeh technique by using white ink, small sponge dauber and a (new to me) Memory Box Stencil called 'Modern Pop Dots'.  You can create your own stencil using an acrylic sheet and circle punches/dies.  But this was far easier ... lol!

Also, for my sentiment, I've had this tidbit from the Impression Obsession 'Rectangle 6-in-1 Frame' die set laying on my work table and decided to use it in behind the Impression Obsession 'Get Well Soon' die for a little added dimension.  With a design like this you could use ANY sentiment for any occasion.

Challenges to share in:
Challenge up your Life Challenge - Die Cutting
Simply Papercraft Challenge - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft Challenge - Flowers
Cre8tive Hands Friends Challenge #2 - Anything Goes

I hope you'll come join in the challenge fun at the Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog.
The rules are very simple:
Follow the Theme ... and ... USE YOUR STUFF!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous week ahead.
As always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Eggplant purple cs
Stamps/Ink:  Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower / Tim Holtz 'wilted violet', 'spiced marmalade', 'picked raspberry', 'salty ocean', Memento 'dandelion',
Dies:  Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Die, Impression Obsession 'Rectangle 6-in-1 Frame', Impression Obsession 'Get Well Soon'
Accessories:  Memory Box 'Modern Pop Dots' stencil, Bakers Twine, Stickles, Martha Stewart 'branch' punch, large and small sponge daubers


Michelle said...

I love this beautiful flower card. I'm sure it will brighten up anyone feeling ill.
Thank you for linking it up to Cre8tive Hands Friends.

Michelle x

Diane said...

Gorgeous Spring color that technique you showed me while here last, I have yet to use my background, but now will surely have to. This card is sure to cheer anyone up with it's gorgeous and vibrant colors!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! This looks awesome! Beautiful combination of flowers and background. Love this technique for bokeh.

Tammy Cochrane said...

Bokeh is so in right now! I have been wanting to try it myself. I love that your card is so colourful and matches the bright colours of your sunflowers.
Thank you for the lovely inspiration, Teamie :)

Ardilla said...

WOW, this is beautiful... I am learning on backgrounds and yours is amazing!!!
Thanks for joining us this time at Cre8tive Hands Friends challenge.
Ardilla :)

Leslie said...

Beautiful card!! Those flowers are gorgeous!!!

Ros Crawford said...

What a wonderful card!! Your flowers are magnificent and I love that BG!!

Ela G said...

Wonderful flower arrangement, and I love the sentiment.
Thanks for joining us over at Challenge up your Life.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love the flowers and fabulous background---Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
Carol DT x