Sunday, June 14, 2015

Flowers for a Friend

Well it's another tri-factor of inspiration in the creation of this mixed media card that I made this weekend. This one is for a friend in need of some cheering up. Nothing like a bouquet of flowers and a handmade card to do the trick.

Supplies: cardstock (CTMH), gesso and light molding paste (Golden), clear gesso (Liquitex), Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Ranger), Fading Floral stencil, flowers, and butterfly stickers (Prima), friends stamp and ticket corner punch (Stampin' Up), Versamark (Tsukineko), emboss powder (Stampendous), hemp cord (Darice), thread (Somore), red marker (Sharpie)

A few close ups...

After using the white gesso, I went back over in clear gesso as it seems to work better with watercolour. Then I used the light molding paste and once it was dry, I applied Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans. I added some Salty Ocean splatters.

I heat embossed the friends F and then ticket corner punched it before inking the edges. I added a little red Sharpie to this bottom butterfly sticker so that it would pop a bit more and better co-ordinated with the top one. Little swipes of white gesso put the finishing touches on the Prima flowers.

Playing along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog for The Love of Plants and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for Friends or Superhero.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog                 Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Colour inspiration comes from Colour Me... Striking for their challenge #75.



Carole Dion said...

Very nice project Cassandra !

Tanja said...

love that background on the kraft cardbase, the thread and the beautiful flowers - thanks for sharing your fab project at Colour me...! this week

Katie Ann Brooks said...

your creation is divine, love the flowers and butterflies and background. Really all of it! Thank you for playing with us at Colour Me!:)

yyam said...

This is beautiful! I'm sure your friend will be considerably cheered up with this beauty.

P/s: Gesso works as a base primer so watercolours don't really work well on gesso. Try watercolour paper.

Kathy Bradley said...


Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Cassandra! It's so pretty and feminine and I love the background you've created.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Heather McMahon said...

You have a very lucky friend - this is stunning!

Monique Liedtke said...

This is soooo beautiful!!! I'm sure your friend will be so happy with this!!