Hi everyone and welcome! Jenny here sharing a new project with you today. Having received so much positive feedback for a project I created at the end of last year for The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge, I wanted to give you another idea for using the new Colour This Anenome stamp (start pestering your retailers for it now!) along with the A6 Laurel Leaves set.
Now it may look complicated but there's actually not a great deal to doing this! I started with a blank white sheet of card (anything above 250gsm is good) and immediately misted the whole lot with water. Then when I spritzed dilute English Cottage Artist's Acrylic paints onto the surface they started to blend together nicely. In this case the colours are Townhouse Teal, Peppermint Tea, Banana Custard and Cinderella. Leave this to dry naturally and you'll end up with a beautiful multicoloured background on which to stamp.
With the colouring done I simply stamped lots of the Laurel Leaves with FlitterGlu, covering some in Sheffield Steel Mega Flakes and some with white embossing powder. These were then fussy cut, ensuring a decent border was left around the stamping.
The 'Colour This Anenome' was stamped and embossed in the same way three times in full for layering, with extra centres stamped for the smaller flowers. The large ones were die cut (I used the Sizzix Tattered Florals XLdie but you can use any of the larger floral dies you have) and the centres were punched with the Tim Holtz Spiky Flower punch (again, you can use any die/punch you want!)
To give them all an extra zing I blended the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink - a little goes a long way! Then it was just a case of layering them up onto the side of a pre-bought twine heart with some sheer ribbon for extra glamour and strong glue to hold everything in place!
A handy hint - if you feel nervous about doing the lot in one go I would suggest assembling your flowers and a few stems together in separate sections before bringing them all together.
There's enough shimmer and shine in this I think to qualify it for our current challenge 'All That Sparkles'! If you haven't entered yet there's still time - find the link at the top of this post.
With plenty more eye candy to show you this week make sure you drop back soon.
For now, take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx