Spring is in the air and my gardens are finally looking green and more lush after a very long cold winter. Let's celebrate the season with a framed project. It will make a nice Mother's day present, don't ya think?!
Here are the steps for creating this project.
1. Choose a selection of blue Gelatos to stamp your Hydrangeas blossoms.
2. Scribble some Gelatos onto an acrylic block and "ink" the Hydrangeas bud stamp by pressing randomly onto the colored acrylic block. Stamp onto plain white paper. Form the semblance of a wreath shape, alternating the direction of the Hydrangeas blossoms as you stamp. Leave spaces for the second stamped layer of flowers.
4. Mask the Hydrangeas blossoms and stamp the Wildflowers blossom inked with Neon Pink dabber.
5. Create a similar mask for the Wildflowers blossom and stamp the Hydrangeas leaves with Neon Green dabber.
6. Color the pink flowers with a combo of white Gelato and Neon Pink dabber ink. Add adhesive pearls from Bookshelves to the center of the pink flowers.
7. Use the same technique to color the leaves. *Note: Use blue metallic Gelatos (not combined with white) to color the Hydrangeas blossoms. Fussy cut the wreath from the card stock.
8. Cut a piece of dark pink paper to fit the size of the frame you plan to use.
9. Use dimensional medium and the Tiny Treasures stencil to create faux stitching along the sides of the cardstock. Note: Do this in stages, allowing the medium to dry between applications.
10. Stamp the Textiles and Notions sentiment within the center of the wreath using Sapphire Ink. Adhere the wreath to a paper doily with foam squares.
11. Die cut stems and butterflies from Take Wing Lime Green paper. Attach the doily and die cuts to the dark pink background paper with bookbinding glue and a fine detail paint brush.
12. Complete the project by placing it in a frame.
I hope this project inspires you to create something to celebrate spring. Enjoy the week!