Sunday, March 30, 2014

Vases of Spring Flowers

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Hi, Friends.......

I was really inspired by the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  Transparent.  I immediately thought of the glass stamps from a set  they sent me in a prize (THANKS, Simon Says Stamp!!!) [edited:  I finally tracked this unlabeled set down:  Kelly Purkey -- Cheers....and yes, I know they are actually champagne glasses....] and I decided to turn them into vases holding spring flowers. 


 I used StazOn Jet Black ink to stamp my glasses on to a clear acetate sheet.  I colored them with alcohol markers on the same side I stamped and then fussy cut them out.

Next I stamped the blossoms (Uniko Studio  Flower Power #2) onto watercolor paper with the same StazOn ink.  I colored around the margins of the petals with watercolor pencils and then used a wet paint brush to blend.  Afterwards, I went around the outer edge of the center again with the petal colors.  I colored all the centers yellow but didn't use a wet brush with them.

I used a Seal Gray Gelato for the shadow beneath the vases by scribbling in my palette and  picking up color with a wet brush.

The foliage and stems are May Arts ribbon.  I use this a lot!!!

I used my Xyron 1" Sticker Maker to adhere my vases over the stems that I lightly glued in place with Tombow glue pen.  I love the sticker maker for transparent things like this acetate.  It adheres them invisibly.  Yay!!

A few stray leaves were stuck down with Micro Glue Dots.  Then I adhered it onto a lavender card.


 Here's a close-up at an angle so you can see the gleam of the acetate and a little of the dimension of the petals that I lifted slightly.



 I would love for you to leave me a comment about this card or about what your pets are doing lately.  Are they enjoying the warmer weather?  Soon I will try to get some pictures of our outside kitties.

Have a lovely rest of the weekend!

<3
Janis

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
1.  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge -- Transparent
2.  Charisma Cardz Challenges -- #7  CAS
3.  Stamplorations March Challenge: Stamps and Spring
4.  Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday -- March 2014

4 comments:

Anna-Karin said...

This is so sweet! Those vases are are gorgeous and I love the flowers. Thank you so much for joining us in our transparent challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Cornelia W said...

Such a clever idea - I love the acetate on your vases! Thanks for playing with us at STAMPlorations, hugs, Cornelia DT

Wendy L said...

Great CAS card, very pretty, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week, xxxx

NGCARDS said...

A beautiful creation! Thanks for playing at Charisma! xxx