ID: Lots To Do Mar/10 - Spring - Rumi
4.25"w x 5.5"h

Created: March 20, 2010
This is a Saturday challenge from Lots to Do and the theme was Springtime.

I Just picked up this stencil by Magenta of Japanese Floral and paired it with my new Distress Stamp Pads. I really love my new Distress colors. They are to die for.

So I sponged the leaves and branches first with Crushed Olive, then went over some of the areas with Pine Needles, very lightly. Sponged the flower areas with Spun Sugar, then around the edges with Victorian Violet, working some of these colors into the leaf areas.

Punched out the small Sakura flowers (Carla Craft) from some misted paper I had made a while back using various pink/red tones. I needed a mid sized Sakura, and the next size up I had was too big. So scanned a flower, and cut the size I wanted with my Cricut on white cardstock. I colored the backsides with the Distress pads from above, but didn't like the lack of contrast, so I used the backsides which had tinges of the colors on them, but were predominantly white.  Used the palm of my hand and a large balled stylus to form the flowers for a 3D effect. Glued them together and then onto the card, adding the faux rose toned rhinestone. I sponged some of the Spun Sugar around the edges of the white cardstock.



The frame is the negative portion of a Spellbinder's Label 8 die, which I sponged with the Crushed Olive and randomly sprinkled 4 colors of embossing powders (Magnolia, Rustique Patina, Silver Fire Opal and then some clear). I really love the colors and result of this technique. Adhered it to my floral layer. Rubber stamped the quote (Quietfire Design) using Versafine Spanish Moss. Mounted it all to a rose toned card (Lasting Impressions "Stationary for Embossing" 10 pk set)

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