Friday, 28 February 2014
Clarity Stamp Challenge - Flower Power
"Wow thank you so much to all the 75 entries into the Love and Romance Challenge. Well done to our winner and the Top 5, so difficult to choose as the entries are so good.
The Challenge for this month is Flower power and I thought I'd like to use the Pretty Petal Stamps to make my flowers. I wanted to do something slightly different so decided to use the. Caught in Crystal technique for my flowers.
Sorry for the amount of pics in this blog but I thought you may like to see how I did them. This is what I started with in the picture below.
I wanted quite bright colours and, as I didn't have many bright coloured alcohol inks, I also used Promarkers which I scribbled onto the acetate with the alcohol inks.
I also added some Perfect Pearls.
I the. Added the Crystal Lacquer.
I put the tissue paper on top of the above.
If necessary you can add more ink at this point. Then it has to be left overnight to dry,
I stamped and embossed onto the acetate once it was dry using the Pretty Petal stamp. I then cut them out and for the smaller flowers I cut the petals in half.
This is one of the large flowers using the whole petals. I started with a circle of card and used Cosmic Shimmer glue to arrange the petals and added a matching gem to the centre.
The sentiment was stamped onto craft foil and layered up on black and the caught in crystal sheet,
Thank you for sticking with me to the end of this lengthy blog and I greatly appreciate your comments,