Friday, 5 February 2016

Flowers, frills, and bows.

Hi everybody,

Jill here, and this week, I've got a little bit of 'chintz' for you...

...full of flowers, frills and bows...

My main panel is made using Mama Elephant's Bloomsies.  A delightful set packed with gorgeous little flowers and sprigs, a ribbon banner and equally delightful sentiments.  I took a load of the different flowers, the ones with more 'open space' to them, stamped them all over a piece of watercolour card, and heat embossed them in white.  I then water coloured each little bloom with different Distress Inks, and washed over the whole of the background.  I then took a piece of vellum, and cut several layers of scalloped borders, (I used a die from my stash but I have linked this one from WPlus9 as it will work every bit as well), so once all lined up and layered on top of each other, it would create this cutesy little frill.  I then added this to my background panel, with a little wrap of ribbon and a sweet neat little bow.  

My banner and sentiment are also from the Bloomsies set, and are stamped onto vellum and heat embossed in silver powder.  I wanted my banner to have some dimension, which can be very tricky when using vellum, so I stamped it out a few extra times and just  used the 'tails' behind to help build it up.  I used Stick-it to adhere my extra tails to the banner, and my banner to the card - it works sooo perfect with vellum as it doesn't show!  Pretty magic really!  I embellished with a scattering of pearls to keep the whole 'chintzy' vibe up, and there you have it.

I hope you like it, and as always, everything I used is linked to our fabulous store, below.
See you next week.


Bloomsies   Stick It Die Cut Adhesive Sheets (pack of 5) Large

Scalloped Border Die

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