Monday, June 8, 2015

Botanical love

Hi everyone,

A new Monday has begun and with it a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week we are all about: "For the love of plants". Everything that has to do with plants is allowed!

Unfortunately, I don't have green fingers. My plants I keep at home don't last as long as they should, I'm affraid. Fake plants are a good solution for me. The current situation is fifty-fifty. I love plants, and the vibe they give, and I also like using plants and flowers in my crafting. They really live forever, even without green vingers!

I made the flowers out of Kraft cardstock and cut them out with Tattered Flower Garland and Greenery Spring Decorative Strips. With different colors Distress Paint I have given them color. I haven't used the dabber part, but I colored them with my fingers. This way the dabbers won't get contaminated with other colors, but I also I find it easier to apply the paint with my fingers. At some point the were green for a moment... If only it were that simple! Ha!

The background is made with a sheet of pattern paper from the Lucky Paperpad. The green color wasn't the color I wanted and so I applied some Bundled Sage Distress Paint to make it lighter and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink to bring in more color. With some Rub Ons, stamps and Heirloom Gold Mist combined with the Dot Fade stencil I have given some more interest to it.

To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Meihsia Liu said...

Love those fabulous flowers on your card! Such a beautiful design, Sandra. :)

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Sannie,
You have created a beautiful piece and those flowers with that palette look stunning, over the top beautiful.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

SUPER gorgeous colors on these flowers! Funky and cool with the background!

Stephanie said...

I love all the texture and the polka dots in the background, Sandra!

Simon Says Stamp!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I had to laugh when you said you didn't have green fingers! I don't, either, and managed to kill off a cactus one time, which I didn't even think was possible. Good thing you're so talented at making paper flowers. This looks fantastic!

barbarayaya62 said...

Amazing colors palette! Wonderful arrangement of flowers! Love your card! Barbarayaya

Marjie Kemper said...

How beautiful! Your colors are so rich, Sannie. Lovely!

Michelle said...

I love it when you use shapes. You're so good at combining patterns and colors. These polka dots may be in the background, but to me...they top it off.

Emma Williams said...

Once again you've created a stunning card Sandra! The colours are so rich and vibrant and I love your arrangement of flowers which creates such a wonderful focal point ~ absolutely gorgeous! Hugs.... :)

Terry said...

Sandra, this is a botanical delight! Love the garden of flowers and all that growing texture! Fabulous colors and design! Happy Weekend! Hugs!

Anna-Karin said...

Such a stunning piece! I love the rich colours and all those flowers.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful rich colors and design! Love the layers with the flowers and the beautiful colors. You can create beautiful gardens with your art so you do have a green thumb!

SewPaperPaint said...

Wow! This is so cool!!! Great entry!