Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Floral Thanks A Million

I love reading papercrafting blogs, and participating in challenges and giveaways.  Though one day, I found myself thinking, "Should I participate in this? I never win anything".  Where as my mother-in-law has the midas touch in this area.  She has won a lot of prizes from raffles and drawings.  I was thinking that maybe she should enter these contests for me.  :-)  Anyway, a couple of weeks of ago, I was surprised to see my name drawn for an online giveaway at A muse Studio.  I won a free stamp set and I chose the Beautiful Botanicals 2 set.  I couldn't believe it!  I was so excited and my need to participate in giveaways for just that one chance has been restored!  Whew!  ;-)  It was a Monday when I found out, so it was the perfect way to start the week.  Of course, life got busy before I was able to play with this set.  I recently placed all my new stamps in one basket on my desk to remind me to play with them at least a few times, before I put them away.  I am sooo behind!  Anyway, I had bought A Muse stamps in my early years of stamping at my local stamp store and love their images.  Since my local store closed, I started to follow them online recently.  I'm impressed with their whole line of products and couldn't wait try out my stamp set.  Though I am a big fan of clear stamps, I love their cling stamps and how they are cut already and actually cling to my acrylic blocks.
I'm on the watercolor band wagon too and used my watercolor paper for this project.  I used Distress inks to create background by saturating the paper with water and then adding some colors to it.  Then I stamped the images from A Muse Studio Beautiful Botanicals 2 set in black, purple and green Brilliance inks.  I also stamped the sentiment in black Brilliance ink and layered this with black cardstock using foam adhesive.  I used a stencil that I created on the Silhouette using the butterfly from their freebie Thank You Tag in May, and used the blending tool and Memento London Fog ink on the stencil to create the background on the cardbase.  After adhering the watercolored piece to the card base, I tied a twine in a bow on the card.  I also took one of the butterflies that I cut out from the stencil and colored it with a copic marker before adhering it to the card and bending it wings up.   
I mixed up the supplies since all my Winnie&Walter stamps are used interchangeably lately.


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1 comment:

  1. Beautifully done and a lovely mix of stamps and colors! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!


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