Summer ends this week, so I thought I would make one more Summer related project, and incorporate a few challenges (Okay, FOUR...but I'm pressed for time!) into it. At The Stamp Man Challenge, the theme is "Summer Hot Colors", the Blogger's Challenge has a theme for "Silhouettes", the Sunday Stamper challenge is "Ribbons", and Unruly Paper Arts Reader Art Quest 1, has a theme of "4x4 Format".
Warning: Lots of step out photos.
|I sprayed a jumbo #10 sized tag as well as a piece of Manila paper sized 3 1/2 inch square with water. Then I sprayed Cut Grass, Fresh Squeezed Lime, London Blue, and Lemon Zest Dylusions Ink Sprays onto both items. I dried them thoroughly with a heat tool. I folded the tag in half and then set it aside.|
|I stamped the solid leaf design with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to make a silhouette image several times.|
|Using the dotted Dylusions stencil, I inked Picked Raspberry Distress Ink through the floral portion of the stencil, to make a few silhouette flowers.|
|I adhered three strips of ribbon to the card, but only down the middle of the ribbon so the sides were without adhesive.|
|I stitched down the middle of each piece of ribbon forwards and back, to make a nice thick seamed line, and stitched around the border of the card as well.|
|I stamped the Dylusions leaf image in Jet Black Archival directly onto the stitched ribbon. I colored in each leaf with Cut Grass Dylusions using a Detailer Water Brush. I fluffed up the sides of the ribbon to add texture and contrast.|
|Using the same floral stencil, I traced around 3 flowers with a permanent marker.|
|I colored in the petals and centers of the flowers with Lemon Zest and Bubblegum Pink Dylusions in a Detailer Water Brush.|
|I traced around the colored flower parts with Glaze Pens, to get a raised image to add more texture as well as some shine.|
|I filled in each flower with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink using a Detailer Water Brush, and I added a few more silhouette petals here and there. I mounted this card onto white cardstock, gave it a sentiment, and then set it aside.|
From My Stash: green and sheer ribbons, white cardstock
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!