The Make My Monday challenge this week calls for white flowers. Now I've created any number and variety of coloured flowers for projects, but white is a first; in fact it is so much of a first that when I first saw the challenge I thought "can't do that - no inspiration". However, five days later...
The background had been completed a while ago - lemon juiced background inked, embossed and highlighted with gold ink. Then one of those middle of the night "what if?" moments happened - I didn't want a black, gold or any other coloured edge to the flowers, but if stamping them, there would need to be an edge to cut round.
So, by stamping and embossing with clear embossing powder this effect could be achieved. The perfect stamps for this came from a Creative Expressions set. It includes several sizes of lentern (Christmas) roses which typically have some delicate colouring in the centre. To achieve this effect I added pale gold and golden pear mica powder into the embossing powder, before heating it from underneath to melt the colour into it. Finally by cutting into the petal edges and curling them I was able to add some dimension to them.
I love the sentiment that is part of this set and stamped it in archival black. Finally for the leaves. There is a lovely spray of ivy in this set which fit perfectly. Flitter Glu and Morris Dance metal flakes on dark green card did the job nicely, and by stamping it twice I was able to decoupage them to add further dimension.
And so there we have it - white flowers and an entry for the challenge completed !! Hurrah!!
Now, I've just seen Linda Ledbetter's shattered stains challenge so that is going to require some thought... no, wait, combine it with Hels hedgebogs and an art project I saw recently and... inspiration hits!! See you soon and hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Buttons x