Monday, July 28, 2014

SPS - Summer Daisies Flower Pot Pretties

Here I am again with another creation, this time using Summer Dasies Flower Pot Pretties by Heather Valentin available from the Sweet Pea Stamps store.

To begin with I printed two copies of the digi, the second copy was used to mask the first while I airbrushed the background with my Promarker.  The wee daisies at the top were a problem, I had cut them out but really they were to small so I tried using masking fluid instead, a fluid used in watercolour painting to stop the spread of the paint.  I worked a treat thankfully.  To apply it I used a toothpick :)
Onto the colouring with my Promarkers and once completed Spellbinders Grand Scallop Ovals was used to create the mount.
Promarkers used.
Lots of layering for the background picking up the colours I used in the digi.
Now for the decision, make my own flowers or use shop bought ones lol.  I opted to make my own, for the daisies I used the die Sizzix Mini Daisies and for the wee yellow ones I used Impression Obsession Layered Floral Set.  After colouring and assembling I set to with the flower centres where I used pearls airbrushed with the same Promarker colours I used in the image.  To hold the pearls in place while airbrushing I find a bit of blue-tack works a treat.
The sentiment was printed digitally and then airbrushed.  To cut it out I used Nellie's Multi Frame Round Doily
The image looked like it needed just something else added to it so I printed another copy, coloured two of the large flowers, the tiny daises and the snail again. These were then cut out and added as a second layer to the digi.  Alas it does not really show in the photo but in real life you can see the 3D effect.  Each of the flowers were shaped with a ball tool to dimension to the flowers and the underneath petals were trimmed away. The snail was finished off with Glossy Accents.
One more thing to get ready, a wee butterfly so I can carry the purple colour to the upper left of the card, for this I used Cherry Lyn Designs Mimi Butterflies.  Oooops - sorry about the blurry pic <g>.  I find it easier to grab pics as I am going along as I hate writing and know some of you who read are interested in the process but sometimes I am just a little to quick to capture the moment and I guess this is one of those times :)
To finish off the card I added a doily, string of pearl beads and some skeleton leaves.

  • Digi -  Summer Dasies Flower Pot Pretties by Heather Valentin
  • Promarkers
  • Dies - Spellbinders Grand Scallop Ovals, Nellie's Multi Frame Round Doily, Sizzix mini daisies, Impression Obsession Layered Floral Set and Cherry Lyn Designs Mimi Butterflies 
  • Liquid Pearls and Purple Stickles
  • DP- Papermania
  • Lace, pearls, doily, bead chain, skeleton leaves from my stash 
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  1. This is GORGEOUS! I love Lacey Sunshine ( then who doesn't?) and this is GREAT! Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It this week!

  2. Hey, Mimi. What a cute image. You did a great job on your card and it shows. Your choice of colors was really nice and I love the flowers. Perfect sentiment for our challenge this week. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.

  3. beautiful! love all the techniques you have used on this clever! Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x

  4. What a wonderfull card! I love the cute details you have add! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

  5. What a stunning card Mimi...fantastic colouring and loved your step by step tutorial..beautiful.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Stunning! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Flowers" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please visit us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

  7. Wunderschöne Karte. Klasse Coloration und Gestaltung!!♥
    Danke für die Teilnahme bei Fairytale Stampers.
    GLG Sindy


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