This is my DD Erin posing in the garden for her plant crazy dad....LOL! My DH is as passionate about our garden as I am about scrapbooking so everytime a new flower comes into bloom he has one of the kids pose for a pic around the flower. He's come up with an idea to make a calendar with all the pics he's collected which I think is a marvelous way for us to combine our hobbies. But for now I just used the pic to create this LO which was made for several challenges.
The first being the October DIY contest over at swirlydoos. As the host of the DIY challenge over at sb.com this challenge was just screaming out to me to join. The prize on offer is also fab (8 smooch spitz worth $36) so I just had to give it a bash. This is also my entry for the monochromatic and no pp's challenges over at sb.com.
Last but not least I also made this LO as an example LO for the October DIY challenge using all 3 twist options in the respective categories.
Heartfelt creations. I then inked over the embossed image with some spiced marmalade distress ink. As you can see the white cardstock shines through the clear UTEE......cool, hey!
I used walnut stain distress ink for the layer between the orange pp's and water distressed the top 2 layers. I made a short tutorial for this technique if you want to check it out
Mountain Lilies By Amarilys. They are so pretty and Amarilys has done a easy to follow step-by-step tutorial. I used 3 cream coloured beads as my center.
Ribbon Rose Buds by Lisa Gregory which is now one of my favourite tutorials.................what's not to love. I made these using 15mm ribbon. I then added some floral wire spirals to create a mini vine. The floral tape was a rather bright lime green so I used some chocolate shimmerz paint to cover the tape.
Dusty Attic is fast becoming one of my favourite chipboard brands. The details on their pieces are just exsquisite. I used the Lamp post #4 (DA0152) for this project. I first embossed the chippie with some walnut stain distress embossing powder and inked over it. I then spiraled some mini rose buds I found at a local craft store around the lamp post and added some mini leaves from my Swirly Leafs stamp set from heartfelt creations.
TFL, hope you enjoy all the tuts as much as I did.