This month its all about using your favourite flower. Being a gardener I have so many flowers I love and there are so many floral stamps/dies and stencils these days I bet you will find it hard to choose as well!!
We also have a Sponsor for this challenge Clearly Besotted and they are giving a gift card to the winner. How fabulous is that!!
I have a tie for my favourite flower. I adore David Austin roses but I also love peonies. I haven't had much luck growing them myself. I have around 11 plants and only seem to get one peony flower each year. Over the past two months I've been given another 8 plants so fingers crossed they will all eventually flower as they mature. I decided to use a stamp that included peonies and coloured it yellow like 'Graham Thomas', a favourite David Austin rose:
This is such an amazing stamp image and wonderul for colouring too. Will definitely be using it again!!
I started by stamping the MFT Stamps 'Fresh Cut Flowers' image with Versamark ink on Strathmore Bristol Smooth CS and white heat embossing. I then used my Distress Inks and Zig Real Colour Brush Markers to watercolour it, trying to add as much depth as I could. Once it was dry I die-cut the panel with a waffle-edged die from MFT Stamps 'Blueprints 27' and adhered to the card front. To keep it simple I white heat embossed the sentiment (from MFT Stamps 'Birthday Bears') on a strip of black CS, popped it on foam tape and glued on some Neat and Tangled sequins for a bit of shine.
I've got three challenges I would like to enter:
Seize the Birthday Challenge #171 (Flowers)
MFT Stamps - Birthday Project Challenge (Birthday Bouquets)
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes - Entry #4)
You have until Sunday August 25th to link your project to The Flower Challenge and we will be back on the 15th with some more card designs to inspire you. Looking forward to finding out what your favourite flowers are in the Gallery!!