Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sweet Spring...

Greetings!!  Today brings another wonderful challenge over at the Paper and Such Challenge Blog!  This challenge is all about Mother's Day.  You can make a creation for any special Mom in your life.  I do hope you share it with us for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper and Such store! 

My creation today features papers from Bazzill and MME as well as the beautiful Paper and Such - Daffodils clear acrylic stamp set.  I stamped my image onto watercolor paper using Brilliance Craft Ink in Coffee Bean.  I then heat set it with Zing embossing powder in Copper.  Using my Tim Holtz Distress Inks I water-colored my image a gorgeous hot red/pink to match the papers that I'd chosen to use. 
Because this particular embossing powder is finer than the normal clear or black that I use, I didn't have the raised edges of my embossed image to keep the color in the lines.  So I immediately had to let go of the notion that it always has to be perfect and just let the color go where it wanted to!  After I painted my image, I then spritzed the entire piece three times with my pearlized water to achieve that super sparkly look.  (it's so bright and vibrant IRL!)

I added lots of stitching, some mini brads and a double bow tied with Champagne seam binding.  I sponged the edges of each layer before adhering everything down to give it a teeny bit of a vintage vibe.  My sentiment is housed on a Fishtail Flag STAX Die-namic from MFT. 

I kept the interior simple and crisp.
I do hope you will come join us for this great challenge

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

4 comments:

Annette said...

wow this is so pretty...what a lovely combo and that ribbon is so pretty...love the color

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh my WORD! This is GORGEOUS! LOVE the colors and that ribbon is DELISH!

Lisa H. said...

this is stunning! yes, that ribbon is gorgeous!!!! and something about those stripes on that paper, really make this amazing! love it!

Julie said...

Beautiful inside and out Meredith!!! Fantastic card!