Thursday, March 18, 2010

Stash Challenge - Flowers

I've been making my Easter cards and gifts this week, and after seeing the Stash Challenge this week to use flowers, I realized this qualifies! I've had this pretty designer paper hoarded for much too long now, but it's time to use it!! Yep, I'm sticking with my resolution to use my supplies instead of "saving" them. The beautiful silk ribbon on the card was the last bit of that amazing ribbon I had, so now I have to do without until I use the rest of what I have! *sniff sniff* This lavender ribbon is my most favorite ever!
The image on the card is a stamp by SugarLoaf, and was stamped on water color paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink, then embossed with clear embossing powder. I colored it with Derwent water color pencils and an aqua pen, adding some colors also with Tombow markers. After coloring and drying, I smeared my versamark ink pad all over the entire image, and heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder to give it that shine of a stained glass window. I cut the image out by hand, and then cut the oval layers with my Cricut. I used scraps of green and yellow from my over-flowing stash. I added a few Kaiser gemstones for the final touch. The bottle is a leftover Prima flower bottle that I've been saving for a special occasion. I attached a scrap of matching dsp with some Scor-tape, adding ribbon at the top and bottom, and also around the neck of the bottle. The sentiment is by SU!, done in elegant eggplant and layered with some Prisma royal purple cardstock. I cut those oval layers with my Cricut too, and added more Kaiser gemstones.
Here's a closeup of the lid, just to show that I actually DID add a flower :) The layers were done with punches in matching dsp and cardstock, and the covered button came from Michaels. Now I need to make some more Easter treat containers before all that tasty candy disappears :D
Thanks for dropping in today - it's such a perfectly beautiful day that I'm going to go have a bite of lunch and sit outside for a while! Make your day a great one!!



Anonymous said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! Carol, these are both so pretty and quite colorful! Your card is perfect with that beautiful silk ribbon! And I LOVE that altered bottle all decorated for Easter! Super job on both! :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous project...that bloom on the top is outstanding

Karen Howard said...

LOVE this card and great coloring! Didn't even think about stamping a flower image, wonderful take on this week's stash challenge!

Elise said...


GORGEOUSNESS found HERE! Oh, Carol! I am having an EASTER extravaganza of JOY! This is some AMAZING work! Those iris look like REAL stained glass master pieces! Your photography skills just heighten the magic of your ultra talented paper craft skills... I'm, seriously, drooling! What wonderful projects and creative vision you possess! You, quite simply, ROCK! Bravo!

JD said...

Very nicely done...Love the colors. I haven't had much time for my blog lately, and doing one of my favorite hopping!
I see that I have missed so many of your beautiful cards...need to catch up...have a great weekend...Blessings, Jill

Silli said...

Fabby project! Love the bottle and the colors... FUN! Hugs Silke