Inspired by Nature

inspired-by-nature-2016-2When I saw the Concord & 9th Tree Ring stamp on #simonsaysstamp I thought it would look great contrasted with some soft flowers…. so had to order it!  And the Thinking of You Wednesday Challenge seemed like a great opportunity to test out that theory.

I started by stamping the flower branch on a white card and then stamped it again on white matte cardstock.  I coloured the large flowers with watercolour crayons (applied with a watercolour brush) and added some accents with alcohol ink markers.  I also stamped the flower branch on a scrap of paper, which I cut out and used as a mask when stamping the tree ring directly onto the card.

inspired-by-nature-2016-3I then cut out the three large flowers from the cardstock and attached them to the card (over the matching flower) — one directly to the card and the other two with foam tape to create dimension.

I highlight the leaves and flowers with glitter glue, added sequins, and stamped the sentiment directly to the card.  As a finishing touch, I highlighted inside and around the outside of the tree ring with watercolour crayons (applied with a watercolour brush).

 #ssswchallenge  #Altenew #AltenewBestMom #Concordand9th #simonsaysstamp


Product List:  stamps – Flower stamp (Altenew “Best Mom”), Tree Ring (Concord & 9th), sentiment (Hampton Arts “Kelly’s Thinking of You”); glitter glue (Ranger Industries “Stickles”); alcohol markers (Spectrum Noir); watercolour crayons (Recollections and Tim Holtz Distress Crayons); ink (Tsukineko StazOn – Timber Brown and Jet Black)

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