Monday, August 10, 2015

Mason Jar Flowers

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and it brings a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge along with it. This week, team mate Michelle wanted to see on our homegrown summer inspired projects. So let's show it to her.

As childern my siblings and I had our own part of the garden that we were allowed to maintain. We were free to decide what we wanted to grow there. I tried to grow vegetables (I failed, I don't have a green thumb), but also poppies, sunflowers and other wild flowers. The wild flowers were easy to grow ... Not only from my own garden, but also where ever I could find other beautiful wild flowers I picked them for my mother. She loved them and put them in a jar or a vase.


This was my inspiration for my card. First I stamped the jar and flowers. I masked off the jar with masking tape and flowers with Liquid Frisket. I also masked off the top and bottom of the card. After the liquid masking was dry I started with the background. I've inked the Petites Floral Stencil with Squeezed Lemonade and Shabby Shutters and stamped with the inkup stencil like a stamp.


After I've made several layers, such as the Typo stencil with Broken China and stamping what the Messy stamp, it was time to take all the masking off. The flowers I colored in with Distress Markers and left a white border around the edges. And the jar I gave a shade and a bit of blue glow hoping it gives it the illusion that there is water inside. To make the jar shinny like it's made from glass, I've applied a thick layer of Glossy Accents.


Despite the card was inspired by picking flowers for my mother, it was created for a male colleague. To still give a little masculinity I've adhered two male Potty People.

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!



Terry said...

Love your mason jar and stunning background and flowers, Sandra! The childhood story is so sweet you shared! Hugs!

Suzanne C said...

How sweet! The jar with the flowers makes me think of summer cottages and happy days!

Stephanie said...

Adorable! Love the touch of sparkle on the flowers :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

What better on the table than a mason jar with flowers, either in the real or on a card! LOVE it!

Maura said...

Beautiful! I am loving the repeat of the mason jar in the DT creativity this week. What I really enjoy is how grand it is in relation to the size of the people :)

cheiron said...

So pretty! I love all of the layers and fabulous colors...and the glossy jar is perfect :)

barbarayaya62 said...

Cute card! I love your idea to put Glossy on the jar! Brilliant! Barbara

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful card, Sandra. The pattern on the background and the flower are gorgeous. :)

Emma Williams said...

This is so pretty Sandra and I love the layers which are the perfect background for the glossy mason jar! Hugs... :)

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card Sandra and a great memory. The glossy mason jar looks amazing.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a clever piece and I really love the background you created! I especially like how the light blue letters look. Brilliant, as always!