Tuesday, May 22, 2018

bloomin' awesome

this week's challenge at shopping our stash is called, "april showers bring may flowers" and thus we'd like to see... you've guessed already, haven't you... a flower or flowers on your project. stamped, stenciled, hand drawn, dimensional, pressed or any other type of flower you'd like! pretty easy, wouldn't you say? here's what i made:

florals and birds: prima; ancient cardboard frame of unknown origin painted with equally ancient ranger crackle paint; patterned paper: prima, lily bee, basic grey; stencil: tim holtz; modeling paste: liquitex; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, hot glue, sewing machine

i found this ancient, extra-long spray of prima flowers while looking for something else entirely, and i suddenly knew exactly how to make it work on a card! i fitted it to the frame, then snipped off the bits that overhung at the top and bottom, placed them to best advantage inside the frame, and used a little hot glue to tack everything in place.

my first mat is actually the pretty green ledger paper that acted as a backer for the florals. i added a little modeling paste through a stencil and mounted the whole thing on scraps of shabby-chic-style off white papers with a little lace to add interest.

there's lots more flowery inspiration over at SOS, why not stop by and enjoy that right now, darlings? ♥


  1. Awesome creation!!! love it all. those birds are adorable the frame is a perfect vessel for the flowers

  2. Gorgeous gorgeous card Lauren. I love the blue flowers with the blue birds, and that frame is awesome.

  3. What can I say beyond, this is absolutely stunning!

  4. Ooh lovely Lauren! Loads of great texture/layers going on here. Those flowers were quite a find. X

  5. This card is gorgeous, love the amazing arrangement of these little blue flowers, the antique frame behind them is a beautiful detail and those birds fit right into the design perfectly.
    Awesome card teammie.

  6. Ohhhhhh this is sooooo freakin' beautiful!
    You rocked rocked rocked it sistah!

  7. This is absolutely stunning. WOW!!!

  8. P.S. I LOVE your new blog header!


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