My first post as a member of the Lets Ink It Up Design Team
and the Challenge is to
Show Us Your Flowers!
Challenge # 21- 4th March to 26th March 2012
Challenge - SHOW US YOUR FLOWERS
Flowers may be handcrafted or shop bought.
Use your imagination
Sponsor - Lets Ink It Up Leader: Suzanne
Prize package consists of the following
2 sets Handcrafted fabric flowers
(great to add to a handbag, brooch etc)
1 Pack white Prima flowers
1 Pack 1" Ivory Tea Roses
1 Pack 1" white foundation blooms
1 Pack 1" Rose Leaves
My contribution to this month's challenge is a decorated glass slider folder from Papercraft - and involved a lot of fiddly stuff. This is the order of doing it but the time frame stretches over several months.
- Some time ago I purchased some glass slides - they sat in the cupboard for a loooong time
- Before Christmas I played with alcohol inks - one of the things I did was put the ink onto two glass slides (the brighter coloured slides). I also put some ink onto white card to clean up the applicator - that's the card under the other two slides. These sat on my desk for a long time too.
- I purchased two Kaiser stand alone stamps: Parade and Deco Lamp - Parade is a line of 20's flapper girls and the lamp is an old-fashioned art deco style lamp - I had an idea I would stamp the slides with the Parade girls but too fiddly for me!
- I have been trying to use up my very large supply of background papers before I purchase new ones (a bit of a lost hope that) so earlier in February I scrounged out a set of 12 x 12's of Keeping Memories Alive called Dirty Laundry and used them to cover the folder and make the flowers. I sanded all the edges and then inked them with Tim Holtz Distress Inks of various colours
- At this stage it became apparent that the middle join was not sturdy! I used some white material tape I have to bind it, after distressing it with various inks and the Annabelle Stamp set called Fanciful Flowers and Memento London Fog ink. I also stamped the sentiment at this stage using this set.
- I used this same ink to stamp the lamp post and to stamp various borders from a set called Grunge Corners by Lily Of the Valley
- Meanwhile I had stamped the Parade set onto SU Whisper White using Memento Paris Dusk. I carefully fussycut out two ladies and stuck them onto the glass slide the same side as the alcohol inks
- I stuck a piece of white card behind them
- I got two clear slides and attached them to the white card I had cleaned up the alcohol ink applicator on, and trimmed around the edges - they have the same colours but more muted.
- Using the computer I generated a conversation between the two ladies and then distressed the card before cutting it out and adding it to the top of the two clear slides: then I put all four slides into the folder
- The problem is of course, the slides run east-west and the card is north-south! Anyway, whilst doing this I cracked one slide! Bummer!
- Then I made a whole lot of flowers using various dies and the same DP and layered them onto the front of the card - the dies are: two Marianne Creatables (LR 0108 and LR0196) and two BossKut dies - large daisy and wild flower cut out. The leaves and fiddly bits come from the Marianne dies.
- Two Kaiser brads and two flower centres (one coloured to match with the trusty Copics) from Prima completed it.