11 May 2012

White Christmas Roses

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


  1. If I had not read how you did those flowers I would have thought you had bought them. They are gorgeous! Glad Mr Mojo has returned. Anne x

  2. Hi ....your flowers are gorgeous! I too first thought they were a die cut until I read your blog...fabulous! So pleased you joined in with us at Make My Monday. Suzanne:)

  3. The final result of your Eureka moment is wonderful, I adore your white roses. thanks for joining us at MMM. Caz

  4. This is AMAZING!!! I adore your embossing and those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  5. So glad you found some inspiration because this card is gorgeous! Christmas roses are one of my favourite flowers :)
    thank you for joining us at MMM
    suzi b x

  6. This is amazing Buttons and so very glad you had that what if moment (this happens to me a lot!!!) and made those totally gorgeous white flowers.
    Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday to share your lovely creation and it's great to see you there.
    Fliss xx

  7. On - this is amazing. So beautiful and realistic. I am really pleased that you had your flash of inspiration, and managed to join us at MMM.

  8. Hi buttons just catching up with your posts and wow! Have you beebread busy. You deserve top 3 with this gorgeous piece.....huge congratulations x

  9. Hi Buttons. This is fabulous truly a eureka moment.
    hugs Kimx


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