Bluebells

BluebellsI’ve been meaning to take part in Seven Hills Crafts’ monthly challenge for quite a while, but I keep forgetting about it until it’s too late… This month the challenge sketch was still fresh in my mind when I got the “from all of us” set from Clearly Besotted with its lovely bluebells and I immediately knew what I wanted to do for it.

How:

I stamped the bluebells and coloured them with Copic markers. I also stamped just a small section of the flowers and coloured that too. I used a stitched circle to die cut the small image and fussy cut the full image, cutting out some of the internal spaces with my new Olfa knife, which is so much better than the scalpel I was using before.

I decided to use some glossy card for the polaroid frame and as I was die cutting it, it occurred to me that I could use alcohol inks to colour the centre panel and get a nice mottled background for the flowers.

The grassy strip was cut from a piece of card that had a green woodgrain pattern stamped on it; it needed something to perk it up so I went over it with some twisted citron Distress ink. The background is one of the gorgeous patterned papers from My Favourite Things “tranquil textures”, which I grabbed in my last Seven Hills Crafts order (along with too many other things!).

The only fiddly part of assembling the card was adding the main bluebell: the bottom of the stalk was tucked in behind the polaroid frame while the top few flowers were popped up on some thin foam tape.

Bluebells - detail

Challenges:

Seven Hills Crafts monthly challengeMarch

Supplies:

  • stamps:
    Clearly Besotted – from all of us
  • dies:
    Mama Elephant – polaroid fun
    Lawn Fawn – small stitched circles
    Lawn Fawn – grassy border
  • inks:
    My Favorite Things – hybrid ink – black licorice
    Distress ink pad – twisted citron
  • alcohol ink:
    Adirondack alcohol inks – bottle, clover, citrus
  • Copic markers:
    flowers – BV02, BV13, BV04, BV17
    leaves – G40, G82, G94, G99
  • paper and card:
    Ranger gloss paper
    Make It Colour 250gsm
    My Favourite Things – paper pad – tranquil textures
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