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