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April 19, 2013

Bloggers Challenge - In Bloom

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with last weeks Emboss Me Challenge. This weeks challenge is In Bloom (open to your interpretation).

I was going to create a card using floral images, but then decided to take a different approach to the challenge.  I used the Dry Embossing with Stencils Technique from the April Issue of Club CR8, to create my background panel. (There is a bit of floral in the stencil.) The April Issue of Club CR8 is all about Embossing - want a chance to win a copy, see this blog post for more details!

Mixed Media - stamps Art Gone Wild, Dylusions

After the stencil was embossed, I used Distress Paints (Picket Fence, Mowed Lawn and Broken China) along with the Gelli Arts Plate to add color to the embossed background.  The girl and sentiment are stamped on tissue paper; the girl is colored with STAEDTLER Mars Graphic Markers. Both the sentiment and image are adhered to the background using Matte Medium.  Additional images from Art Gone Wild are stamped in Black, and accented with White Gel Pen.

Stamps -Art Gone Wild, Dylusions
Ink - Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Black Archival
Card Stock - Black, Teal, White
Other - Distress Paints Mowed Lawn, Broken China, Picket Fence, STAEDTLER Mars Graphic Markers, Ink Blending Tool, Matte Medium, Tissue Paper, The Crafters Workshop Birds of Paradise Stencil. Gelli Arts Plate, Brayer, Big Shot

 If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge In Bloom Challenge. Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed. If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Basement Stamper said...

love the stencils you used on this creation.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Very Artsy, love the stamp....the entire piece has so much to look at and study, comp, color...and I love those legs! lol

peggy gatto said...

I love floral!!!!!!!!!

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