As you probably know Tuesdays are when the new challenge is announced on Passion for ProMarkers and this week's theme is "Garden Life", I may enter this challenge a few times as I have quite a few floral and gardening themed stamps. My first offering is an old stamp set (004) from Kanban and features a rose bush. This stamp set was a real favourite of mine a few years ago but as I've got more stamp sets it's fallen out of favour. I thought this week's challenge was an excellent reason to start using it again. I stamped the image out three times and coloured it in using ProMarkers (Poppy and Crimson for the roses, Holly and Pine for the leaves with a smidgen of Sandstone for the stems). Once coloured I fussy cut out some leaves, the large bloom rose, the inner part of the largest rose and a fully opened smaller rose and went round the cut areas with the crimson or Pine ProMarker depending on which component it was, to stop them looking so raw. I shaped them slightly with a bone folder. I decoupaged the largest rose using different thicknesses of sticky foam pads and added sticky pads to the single layer rose and the leaves and layered these over the matching flat images on the main panel. I added the large rose last as I wanted it to be above the leaves.
I layered the card panel to black card stock then matted that onto black holographic card stock using tape runner. I cut an A4 sheet of Acetate to slightly wider than my layered panel and scored both sides so that the central part of the acetate was a few millimetres larger than the card panel. I added red liner tape to both flaps and stuck them to the back of the card which causes the acetate to bow outwards. I added a 3D butterfly to the upper right hand side of the acetate dome.
I haven't mounted this onto a card blank yet as I'm not sure how I want to present it, I might just add a panel of white card to the back to write on as the bow of the dome means it already stands up to be put on display without a card blank.
Click here for this week's challenge: promarkerchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/week-281garden-life.html
I hope you like my latest creation, I will add another post if I make any more Garden Life inspired cards. As always if you have any comments or questions please use the box below or the comments form on the side bar, until next time - keep crafting!
Love and crafty hugs,