Thursday, January 8, 2009

Kissed by Flowers

Thursday is my 'technique' day, and today I decided to kill two birds with one stone - figuratively speaking of course. My sister demo Mel posts a challenge each fortnight and today's incorporated a technique, colour and accessory challenge. So, after giving it some thought, I decided to hi-jack her idea and show you the 'kissing' technique so I could also play along in Mel's challenge. The inspiration was:

Unfortunately, I completely forgot that the 'Always' stamp set was from the Spring Mini and I've used it for the sentiment. For Mel's challenges everything has to be 'current' Stampin' Up! product. I'm not sure if it counts that I'm 99.9% positive we'll see 'Always' again in our next catty. After all, it's just too pretty not to make a re-appearance. Of course, this is only my own speculation and 'premonition' rather than actual fact. Although, perhaps I'm just looking for some justification for using currently unavailable (as it's not yet officially retired) merchandise :).

Anyhow, moving on, I've kissed the large flower from 'Looks Like Spring' onto the 'Canvas' background stamp to give the flower a cloth like effect. I've then used the 'masking' and 'stamping off' techniques to stamp the leaves and have crystal effected my flower centres and faux brads. Then, I have broken up the background cardstock with a few white Rub On's. Last but not least, I've added a colour to Mel's criteria as I also saw Rose Red in the above orchid which was to be our inspiration for Mel's challenge. I hope you like today's creation.

* Looks Like Spring, Canvas, Blossoms Abound and Always Stamp Sets.
* Orchid Opulence, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery and Whisper White Cardstock.
* Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery and Rose Red Stamp Pads.
* Certainly Celery DSP, Cherished Memories Rub-Ons, Scallop Edge Punch, Crop-A-Dile, 1/2" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals & Crystal Effects.


Mel Hanlon said...

Hey, great job! Dont worry about the greeting, I am like you, and am pretty certain it will be in the next catalogue!

Natasha said...

Simply gorgeous Nerine!

Sharon said...

Just beautiful Nerine. I haven't bought the Canvas background stamp yet as I wasn't sure how often I would use it but your card has given me so many ideas I might just order it next.

Leah said...

Congrats on winning Mel's challenge this week. Beautiful!

Jean said...

Nerine, you well deserved to win Mel's challenge - a truly lovely card!