I have a secret, nay forbidden love of flowers. Probably, it's been exaggerated because as a boy mom there aren't many excuses to bust them out!
Well, one day recently I wasn't feeling like entering any challenges and thought I should work on some sort of ephemera that I could give as a housewarming present for some friends this summer. The only mission I had was to use premade flowers (the Ten Things feature today at Practical Scrappers) and to get really messy.
Bloom where you are planted
I used modeling paste over a stencil from The Crafters Workshop. As it was drying I stamped and heat embossed with gold Zing using a Mini Market background stamp.
While the paste continued drying I watered down some old grey acrylic paint (read clumpy craft paint) and started washing it onto the page. Then I dripped one of my misters across the top - later it evolved into flower stems. Have to say that I l.o.v.e. the way the ink filled into the cracks in a very moss/ivy/organic way.
Most of the flowers are from Prima's Sprites collection, the netted and sheer ones are from Imaginesce, the big cream ones were saved when my mom did a little destashing. All of them got a little rub down in some Ranger Distress Gathered Twig ink. And some of them were garnished with some Distress Stickles Pine Needle.
Now I just need to buy a frame the next time they're on sale.
Other products used:
Large Alphas: American Crafts Thickers
Small Block Alphas: Authentique
Twine: won it in a scrappy challenge, the tag said honeydew on it but I think that refers to the color
Brads: Paper Studio (small) and American Crafts (large)