Monday, April 07, 2014

Blossom

Hi there ...

It's been very wet these past few days ... But it makes the fresh new blooms even more vivid ...
I can't get enough of the blossom outside my window this year


Yesterday I played around with some inks ... stamping and sponging with nothing really in mind - I stamped a scrap of card with a bubble wrap stamp using a light spray of Goosebumps and then sponged it with lots of different inks but the piece was a little small to use on a card ... That's when I decided to make a plaque to remind me of the blossoms

I started with this wooden plaque


...and removed the letter and pins holding it ... then set about decorating it

This is how it ended up


You can see the piece of stamped and sponged card stock mounted onto a piece of dottie paper and overlaid with a small piece of acetate that I'd printed text onto


Now I know my blossoms are lilac coloured ... they started life as a piece of white Christmas snowflake vellum ... I punched out flowers and decided I'd sponge them too in purple ink ... the silver embossed snowflake design made for a great centre for my blossom


I shaped each flower and glued them to a small twig along with some ribbon leaves
Funny thing I found out about this vellum ... if it came into contact with any liquid i.e. baby wipe or wet glue ... it just curled right up ... took me quite a while to complete my blossom branch


Of course I had to add a sweet vellum butterfly and dressed it up with some wire antennae and bling beaded body with a slight curve


I'm going to enter this in the Eclectic Paperie challenge


It's about wood ... though I'm not sure if dressing it up like this counts but it looks lovely on my wall

I hope you're having a good start to the week ... I'm happy to say that I got a Terrific Top 3 over at the Shabby Tea Room for this card... Thank You ladies!

I'll be back tomorrow with a very special post for CCCB ... see you then

Take care

~ Ros ~












17 comments:

Ira's Crea Corner said...

I think I see another winner coming up Ros, gosh, your vellum flowers are so elegant, love love them to bits! Wonderful colour combo this is. Congrats on your top 3! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Charlene said...

Beautiful colrs! I especially LOVE the purple blooms, there gorgeous!!!

Barbara said...

Ha, when I first saw that brown plaque (and the M!) I couldn't help thinking "Now what could possibly become of that?!" And, lo and behold, a Ros classic became of it! I love following your creative adventures!

Linda R said...

Loving your card my friend. So pretty with all those flowers.

Hugs~

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, this is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Congrats on being terrific 3!!!!

Diane said...

OMGoodness Ros, this a beautiful piece of art!! The flowers are gorgeous and how you did them is so creative...I would never of thought to use the snowflake stamp for the center...beautiful!!!! So many pretty details and layers...wow...love this!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Dang, Ros, you just blew the top of my head off again!! This is the most beautiful wall hanging in every way! I can't believe your vision and your ability to execute your vision. Me, in awe!! What a glorious thing to have on your wall!

I didn't see it (may have missed it) but what ink did you use to get that stunning lilac color? Hugs, Darnell

Tracy said...

WOW, that plaque is unrecognizable when you got finished. This is gorgeous Ros. Your use of the vellum is such a delight. Fragile and delicate and just plain lovely. Hugs!

Ileana said...

This is beautiful!
Have a nice day!

Heather Jensen said...

Oh my, Ros! This is stunning. I love your beautiful lilac colored vellum flowers. :)

Sue Lelli said...

Ros, I LOVED seeing where you started and where you ended up! A Total Transformation! LOVE the colors and those lilac flowers and the acetate and tab butterfly! GORGEOUS creation! Thx for playing with us at the eclectic Paperie ePlay Wood Challenge!

Julia Aston said...

Wow! what a lovely sprig of flowers you created with vellum! you really dressed up that piece of wood (AND you used a wood branch!) of course it counts!!! thanks for playing with the eclectic Paperie challenge!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful transformation! Love the happy colors on your card, Ros. And vellum flowers are lovely, brilliant idea!!

Micki said...

oh gorgeous. Love how all those layers show through. Simply gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along with us in our April ePlay challenge.

Tracy said...

What a beautiful transformation Ros, so happy you joined us over at the eChallenge and good luck.
xoxo

Mac Mable said...

Stunning...You are one clever and talented lady, just loved dipping into your blog and seeing your creations x Beverley x

Broni said...

This is just beautiful and I LOVE the lavender flowers!! I'm so glad you decided to play along with us for the ePlay Wood Challenge!

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