Thursday, March 8, 2012

Feathered Flowers

Can you feel Friday slowwwwwly creepin up yet? What a slow week it has been! It felt very good to come home to a new Paper Smooches Sparks challenge and actually get inky :)

Such a great photo. It reminds me of flowers blooming on a beach. Or it reminds me of Maine... take me to Maine right away please

I ran into a little problem with this challenge. I don't own a single Paper Smooches flower stamp. I always buy the cute and fun stamp sets, which typically don't involve floral arrangements. I ended up using the single feather stamps in "My Peeps" (one is for a peacock, one for a turkey) and stamped them individually to make my flowers. I was pretty pleased with myself, I have to admit!

I used soft pastel pinks to mimic the very soft pinks in the photo. I colored all the flowers with PrismaColor colored pencils and added little pearl embellishments to the centers. The sentiment is double stamped in teal and red, from the "Word Salad" set.

I would also like to share the very exciting news that: I saw my first bunch of crocus flowers this afternoon!!!! Crossing my fingers that spring really has sprung!

<3 Rachel w k
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  1. Beautiful card Rachel! I love how you improvised the flowers-so creative. The cools are so soothing and pretty and perfect for the challenge!

  2. Pretty!!
    You are so talented!!!
    I want to make one for my self :)

  3. I like this alot!! So pretty!! - Just so you know - I appreciate your support of me getting back on track with my blog mess - and I am keeping my eyes peeled like you told me to at my mailbox :)

  4. How pretty, I like the soft coloring, nice use of the SPARKS challenge.

  5. Very clever to use the feathers to make your flowers - it worked brilliantly :) Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge :)

  6. Oh my goodness - I did not know until I read your blog that your flower petals are feather stamps. How creative! Such a great looking card :)

  7. AWESOME! I never would have imagined they weren't flower stamps! Such a great idea to use them like that. BEAUTIFUL card!

  8. what a clever way to use those feathers! Thanks for playing the SPARKS challenge with us!