Monday, 18 August 2014

Creative Expressions - Sunny Flowers ATC's

Good Morning, sorry I'm late, my computer seemed a bit temperamental this morning, not sure why lol, probably telling it to do too many things on Monday morning lol.  Today with the weather also being temperamental, I decided to do some bright ATC's.  Initially I was going to add lots of highlights and borders, but in the end the beautiful Flower stamps from Creative Expressions didn't need anything else, so I left them plain.  Pop on over to the Creative Expressions Blog to see all the other wonderful creations by the rest of the DT.  As always I will highlight all the products from Creative Expressions through my step by step.
I would like to enter the following challenges -
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Spots and Dots
Crafting By Designs - Polka Dots
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Anything but a Card
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

These ATC's are available to swap :-)

And now for the step by step ................................

At first I sorted out what I was using and I had decided to use the
Creative Expressions Single Stamps Rose Entwined, Calalily Trio, Regal Iris,
Desert Daisies.

I used the ink pad to the paper technique on the cut ATC's and a spare piece of card,
with the colours Distress Ink Festive Berries,
Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord,
Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade.
I then sprayed Cosmic Shimmer Mist Pearl and let the ink run.

I then edged the sides with the same colours, except I added Rusty Hinge on the orange
as a darker shade.

I then did lots of flicking of water.

I then used the darker shade through a That Special Touch Distressed Dots stencil.

I started to stamp, I didn't want the border, so I taped it up and inked it up with
Archival jet black ink pad.

As you can see, after stamping, take the tape off and the ink is only on the flower.

I stamped each flower on to the different colours, I ended up on google to see what
flower is what colour lol.

I then used a baby wipe and wiped the centre to take some ink away.

I then used some Ranger Studio Multi-Medium as initially I was going to add detail
with a journal pen later on so I needed to make the surface water proof.

I re-did the first step to make some green using Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters.

I then stamped the flower on their matching card and one of the sentiments, I then 
stamped one of each flower on the green for the leaves.

I used my Poloychromas pencils to give each flower highlights, then cut them out, edged with
a black promarker.

For the leaves I used Cosmic Shimmer Clear Varnish Lacquer and on the petals I 
used the varnish mixed with Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles Sparkle Star, then when
the glitter mix dried I went over the petals again with the varnish to make the illusion
the glitter was within the flower.

Right that's all for today, I am planning on cleaning up and then make a start on my craft room, it definitely needs a summer clean lol. Thanks for visiting :-).
Happy Crafting :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx


Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Kezzy! Love the collection and thanks for the tutorial...I plan to give this a try! Your color integration is marvelous. Very nicely done! Thanks for taking the challenge here at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!
Chana, DT Coordinator

Unknown said...

Love your cards and thanks for spending the time to explain how you created them. Beautiful, and now I can have a go at something similar <3

Deonna B said...

Gorgeous ATC's and thank you for this awesome tutorial. Great details. Thank you for sharing your work with TTCRD this week.

butterfly said...

Wow - that was a monster catch-up you did over at mine - thank you for all your amazing comments.

I'm here to do a bit of catching up of my own, though it may not be quite as impressive for now... but I will get there!

Love these bold bright florals to start with!
Alison xx

rachel said...

stunning ATC's Kerry - wonderful choice of colours and those images are fabulous xx

Unknown said...

Hi Kezzy!
What a fabulous selection of ATC's! I have never made an ATC and have heard about an ATC swap. It sounds interesting indeed!
Thank you for the lovely tutorial! Ingrid

magpie said...

Hi Kezzy, love these gorgeous stamps/colours and techniques that you have done. I'd have done the same as you, going on the internet for the colour of the flowers! Beautiful! "Thank you" for the ideas xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous work! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

maureenjscott said...

Oh Wow!!!! these are amazing! I read the whole tutorial and love the techniques you've used. They are gorgeous! thanks for joining our Polkadot challenge at Crafting by Designs! mo xxx