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

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