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Thursday, 12 April 2012

Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens...

Okay...so I fibbed about the Kittens! but I was humming... 'These are a Few of my Favourite Things' a minute ago... which I was reminded of... by adding a few raindrops of Glossy Accents to the first ever grunge flower that I made myself. I finally (several years after most people) got the Tim Holtz die and I lurve it already! If you can't buy often, buy wisely when you do... and I did... and I'm so pleased with it!!

After Umbrella Man's Grand Day Out (my last blog entry) I got some lovely encouraging comments and decided to wander further into the Land of 3D, well, texture and depth anyway.

This morning, Hels Sheridan posted a gorgeous  creation which had lots of embellishments on a little shelf, I liked this idea so much, I've incorporated a shelf into this piece.


First of all, I cut a selection of flowers from muslin embossed using 'Milled Lavender Distress Ink.

After making my flower, using Glossy Accents as the glue, I added blobs onto one side of the flower to look like those lovely droplets of dew that appear in flowers first thing in the morning (love those)


Then, I used bubble wrap to stamp and emboss my background, swooshed Picket Fence Distress Stain onto it and  scored to make my little shelf


I stamped a Tim Holtz sentiment using a brown Memento Ink and Coredinations card, cut out some Graphic 45 butterflies and gathered together some tiny shells (and a big un which kept falling off). The sprigs of dried flowers on the left hand side of the card... my daughter picked up off the pavement the other day. The ribbon/lace was dyed with coffee and stuck down all around the edge with double sided tape. I had problems getting a final photo for this one, it was pouring with rain... and I had the board at an odd angle trying to catch natural light... the real card is straight... honest!

I am entering this into the 'I'll Take Your Word for it challenge over at the lovely: Funky and Frillie site
 the April Showers, Spring Flowers challenge at: Simon Says Stamp The ribbons and lace challenge over at the :Artistic Stamper and Lisa Somerville's To die for challenge...see the blog hop for how to add  your entry

30 comments:

Mrs.B said...

Another fabulous piece and gorgeous soft colours. Love all the added details and the different textures.
Avril xx

Yvonne said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, you have been so beautifully creative, Anna! I love this 3D piece. Kudos to you :)

Hels Sheridan said...

Corrr, that is well lush that is... love those ickle dewdrops on the roses too... yep, buy wisely is a good adage... good for you getting the Die, it is my favest one :O))

Sue C said...

Beautiful card, I love the butterflies and the lace is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Sandra said...

Love the beachie feel you gave this shelf card. And love that you used lots of fabric. I had the tattered florals die for a while now, but recently I started expirimenting more with it. I'm going to use your lovely flower technique. Don't know the right word for it, but the 3D one with the dewdrops on it :)Thanks so much for sharing it!

Anita Houston said...

Hello Anna! This is positively striking and oh so textural!!! I love love love your wispy arrangement and those roses are gorgeous! Loved that you used bubblewrap...one of my favs, and the shelf with shells is brilliant! This looks like something a designer would have in a beach house scene! Thank you so much for playing along with us again at Frilly & Funkie!

Teresa Kline said...

wow, your flowers are darling, so many sweet details!

enjoy *~*

Astrid Maclean said...

What a gorgeous piece!! LOVE those flowers, they look amazing!!! Must give them a try....

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! Love the fluttering butterflys, bubblewrap BG and added blossoms! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

3D does suit your style. Great work. Its the tiny little details on artwork that make it fabulous!

Have a great weekend :0) I presume have your name down for the marathon on Sunday?

lol x Jo

Sue said...

So THAT'S what you were doing with bubble wrap! Clever girl, you!! Love the softness, reminds me of the seaside at dawn. The shells and flowers and butterflies and dewy drops and just so lovely. So, Anna!

Carol said...

I love colours the your've used, my favourite is the bit your daughter found.

Terry said...

Anna, this is one gorgeous card! Love the soft colors and the 3-D effect is breathtaking! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

Lynn Stevens said...

Can you say Gorgeous? I can and it is!!!!! WOW !!
I love that flower die too, Never thought of using the glossy accents as water drops. clap clap clap!!!
hugs Lynn

Shar said...

Absolutely stunning!

lainey said...

fabulous work, love it all, flower, colours, layout, just gorgeous!! lainey x

pooky said...

I love this piece!!! It's gorgeous. Isn't t!m's floral die addicting?? I was making flowers out of everything I could get my hands on...lol..even plastic disposable plates! cut the flower and the VERY carefully hit them with your heat tool to shape them..very cool.

Christine said...

Wow, what an amazing project. I love all of the stamping and the embossed flowers on the muslin are just gorgeous. Lovely!!
Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Anna! Just took a look around your blog site. Love your style! Congrats on your recent win at FSC! Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog! I truly appreciate your gesture.mmbet wishes,Yvonne

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a fabulous piece you have created, Anna! I love everything about it - the texture, the background stamping and of course the lovely shabby flowers. You certainly did pick a great die to purchase - that Tattered Florals die is my all time favorite - I'm surprised mine hasn't worn out! Love all the earthy extras like the wildflowers and the shells too. Just a really wonderful piece!

So glad you joined in the fun at Frilly and Funkie this fortnight. Great to have you back with us this time around.

Hugs,
Linda

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous creation.

Artyjen said...

Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month with your great 3d piece ;)
xoxo Sioux

Alison said...

What a beautiful project! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper Challenge!
Alison x

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