As promised, I have the first of my swaps for Convention today. This was for a swap with the Stampin’ Addicts. We had a Meet & Greet get-together last night and I signed up for a general swap with them.
I just fell in love with Pleasant Poppies as soon as I saw it in the new catalog. I thought it would be nice to watercolor the flowers using Blender Pens and combine the image with Floral District DSP. The texture in the background comes from the new Fancy Fan Embossing Folder and I LOVE how it coordinates with the print in the DSP. Of course I needed to tie on some of the lovely Rose Red Seam Binding to finish it off! The flowers were colored first with a Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Marker (direct to paper) and then I added Melon Mambo and Rose Red ink with my Blender pen to add layers of color to the flower. The stems were finished with Lucky Limeade and the centers with Basic Gray. The swaps I got back are so fantastic and I hope to share some of these with you in the upcoming weeks.
Well, back to the fun of Convention. Tomorrow…roommate gifts!
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Just For You; Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black. Floral District DSP; Ink: Black Stazon, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Rose Red, Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade; Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Fan EF, Rose Red Seam Binding, Blender Pen