My old mucker Janey asked me the other day do I ever do non-gorgeous. Well YES I just don't show them here haha! So especially for Janey I'll also show the non-gorgeous #take 1 version below this lol!
I've used one of the cling stamps by Hero Arts - Big Flowers Pattern which I got from Stampman and stamped onto Claudine Hellmuth sticky back canvas here. I've coloured with promarkers which went a lot darker and my blender pen is running a bit dry so it turned out a lot brighter than envisaged! I toned this down using some Interference watercolours (white pearl/Interference blue & violet) then stamped Mum with acrylic paint dabber (Pool) and went around the highlights with an inkssentials gel pen. I've made it into a book which is backed with Starburst Stains in Bougainvillea Fuschia and added some flowers to the corner. As its material I used silcone glue. I even dragged my sewing machine out and put on some real stitching which I fluffed on the corner where the flowers are (**smiles**)
Hope you can come join us for our floral challenge at The Stampman with all these Mothers Day creations!
Would also like to enter into....
Southern girls - Use flowers
Simon says stamp - Anything goes
Sunday Stampers - Nature
Gingerloft - Flowers
Stampin sisters in Christ - Stamped flower
And especially for Janey how I get to the 'finished product' hehe!
Step 1 - Stamp onto pearly card because it looks nice, masking some flowers off for depth.
Step 3 - Decide you don't really like this and colour over the inktense with some coloursoft pencils which actually work alright as they're quite happy with the pearly paper.
Step 4 - Decide you want to add more depth so start with a grey, maybe a darker grey, oh why not just go the whole hog and use black, it blends in right?
Step 5 - Cut out a piece with the cuttlebug then decide you're not much in the mood for orange afterall and abandon.
Step 6 - Decide as time is now pressing on to reach for the promarkers, I know how to use them right? Pick up a piece of canvas because Crafty Cardmakers have a fabric challenge running and hey why not!
Step 7 - Remember that canvas is not really that easy to colour on... Clock is ticking and I have to pick the kids up soon...
Step 8 - Finish colouring in the canvas, the promarkers are a lot darker than I imagined... Kinda 70's purple... Oh well this nice green can fill in the gaps - Doh! Thats lime green and we've just stepped back another decade into 60's flower power!
Step 9 - Pick kids up and entertain for rest of day whilst every so often pondering what you're going to actually do with this piece of gaudy psychadelic fabric...
Step 10 - Mooch emails on blackberry, somebody mentionned Jacks notebook - yes that will do! Its still psychadelic...
Step 11 - Drag out interference watercolours and paint a little bit of a corner, yeah looks ok and tones it down - slap white pearl, intereference blue and violet on (Above pic shows original and altered)
Step 12 - Drag sewing machine out and stitch edges. Completely fluff one edge so the thread snaps and machine makes funny grinding noise. Well I wasn't kicked out of needlework for nothing you know!
Step 13 - Construct a notebook using the bind it all. Trap finger in bind it all.
Step 14 - Attach flowers
Step 15 - Look for silicone glue to attach flowers
Step 16 - Look some more.... Find glue and attach flowers! Finish approx 28 hours after starting.