i had so much fun stamping and water-coloring poppies last week, and then suddenly i remembered i had *another* silhouette type stamp that i might be able to use to similar effect. i thought i might just be able to whip up another entry for moxie fab world's "fanatical about botanical" challenge... but in the end, i'm not positive my card is botanical enough, so i will not be surprised or upset if i am disqualified.
i used the current color palette (#34) at CR84FN, it's quite gorgeous, don't you think? again, i'm not 100% sure my card qualifies because i've used a bit of green in addition to the main colors. it's kind of hard NOT TO have a few leaves on one's hollyhocks... :) ...but i do understand that it's important to stick to the terms of the challenge, so no biggie if the judges don't rule in my favor!
a challenge i KNOW i don't meet (& am thus not even submitting for) is twisted sketch #11 which is labelled specifically for layouts, whereas they have a separate card sketch each week. but it's still a fab sketch and was very helpful to me, so of course i want them to have credit! (i even worked a button into my design for the "twist" in their honor; and i LITERALLY twisted the sketch 90 degrees to the right!)
and now, finally, here's my card!
(patterned paper: creative imaginations, glitz design; flower diecut: glitz; burlap flowers: prima; button: tim holtz; stamps: prima, rubber stampede, SU; border punches: recollections, martha stewart, fiskars; beads: millhill; tulle: michaels; inks: ranger, colorbox, glimmer mist; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, hot glue, sewing machine)
again i stamped with a custom mix of distress inks and glimmer mists, and then went back in with a brush, more colors of mist, ink and watercolor paints, and finally a bit of really fine sharpie pen as an outline. the centers are seed beads set into crystal lacquer with a bit more inking on top. and finally all of the panels are inked, aged, distressed and sewn on... because i was on a roll & got a little carried away. (& boy it was ♥FUN♥!!!)
hope you'll get to make the good kind of mess today and will be as happy with the result as i am with this! :)