Welcome to this blog hop featuring new products from the Ideas Book and catalogue from Close to My Heart.
Here it is:
For the flowers I have been inspired by Cathy Derouche (a sister CTMH consultant who has done some great videos and uploaded them to YouTube) and used my Art Philosophy (p 50 for the outside petals) and Artiste cartridges (page 54 for the centre) to cut out the shapes. I have used White Daisy cardstock and sponged with Buttercup ink and then sponged all the edges with Sweet Leaf ink to create a subtle yellow/green flower that matched the Skylark paper beautifully. Prior to inking I have used an embossing stylus to create some texture and shape to the flowers. This has created a more realistic and faded look to the roses which is what I was wanting to achieve.
The leaves have been cut using the Artiste cartridge (page 54) out of Sweet Leaf cardstock. Again I have dry embossed using an embossing stylus to create a leafy texture and then sponged with Pear ink.
Finally I added a little bling to finish off the picture using the Clear Sparkles Flourishes – small.
I have left the inside of the box empty for the box to be used as a trinket or keepsake box.
Here are a couple of close-ups of the flowers:
Couture Creations birdcage die
Sizzix Garden Flower set
Cuttlebug embossing machine
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