Well, it's 4th June (where is this year going?) and so it's time for a new challenge at The Flower Challenge, our challenge this month is the fabulous
If you could include our cue card in your entry post, we'd love you even more than we already do. If you're not sure how to do that, them just ask any of the DT and we'll be happy to help.
For my project this week I chose to use a 5x7 canvas board for a change, rather than make a card. I watered down some Starlight Lilac Blue paint to make a wash and painted the canvas board with it. When dry (I used a heat tool because I'm impatient), I then stamped the Woodware Whimsical Flower Sally Anne on the board in black versafine ink and heat set it as again I could wait for it to dry!
I painted in the flower, going over the black lines with Cosmic Shimmer chalk paints. I used mulled wine and heather for the petals, heritage green and ivy for the stem and leaves and first bud and Paperartsy fresco finish chalk acrylic in Guacamole for the centre of the flower. Once again I used my heat tool to dry the paint. I then stamped the flower again in versafine back over the paint, not worrying if it wasn't perfectly lined up.
Once dry (yup, heat tool again) I mixed some Imagination Crafts structure paste with a little of the Starlight lilac blue paint to give it a blue tint and applied it using parts of the Imagination Crafts Art Deco Corners stencil around the edge of the canvas board. I actually left it to dry overnight and the following morning I applied a little Alchemy Wax in Japanese Jade around the edges with my finger. It has a lovely shimmer to the background in real life, which contrasts well with the chalk finish of the flower, hopefully the following picture gives some indication of that.
You've got until 25th June to join in and we'll be back with some more inspiration for you on 15th June. We can't wait to see your fabulous floral creations x