It's time for our next challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this month we want to see embossing along with your flowers. You can use dry embossing with embossing folders etc or heat embossing or both!
I used the Stampendous Pretty Poppy stamp set to stamp various blooms, leaves and stems on white card from my stash. I'd like to say that I watercoloured them using my gansai tambi paints, but in reality I just slapped paint on! Nothing technical. I felt that the vase in the set was too small and so I used another Stampendous set and used the vase out of that (no idea what the set is called but it has roses, hydrangeas and daisies along with two different vases). I them fussy cut all the elements and worked out an arrangement.
I embossed a piece of grey slightly shimmery card with the Creative Expressions A4 Quilted Flower embossing folder. I trimmed it to fit a 5x7 card blank and added black and red mats behind it. I glued it all into place and ten added gunmetal stickles to the centre of the poppies, patting it with my finger to spread it out and giving it texture. I added glossy accents to the vase and once dry added a second layer and added glamour dust up to the water line in the vase to give the idea of water in the vase.
I hope you all enjoy playing along with us this month, we can't wait to see your creations.