Monday, June 8, 2009

Flowers for Flowergal36

I don’t always post the challenge I do with some friends on SCS each Monday, but this one was so interesting I thought I’d share!

Now, it wasn’t until I was uploading the pics from the camera to the computer that I realized I did the “technique” a little wrong!

I got the idea from Spellbinders blog,  to use real flowers and press them onto paper using the Wizard. (except I used cardstock instead of watercolor paper like they said…oops)6_8 never fade closeup I went out and picked several color Impatience and some leaves, arranged them on the Top Note and ran it through. It left rather an icky mess of “juice”, but the I love the outcome!!

Oh, this is for our CNFS (catchy name featured stamper ), Dawn (great name by the way!), flowergal36 on SCS.

6_8 Never Fade

A very quick card that “looks” involved but really isn’t! Gotta love that kind!

I trimmed the main Top Note so I could layer it on another one, then pierced it. The sentiment is from Hero Arts, the Hydrangea is an Anna Griffin stamp, the background stamp is Picotage Print from Cornish Heritage Farms. I even had some AG ribbon to match. The lace is just some old stuff I’d saved off a piece of clothing.

Now, to try it the RIGHT way and skip the ooey-gooey part! lol

PressedFlower Finding Joy leaf closeup

Here it is on watercolor paper. It’s amazing how much water is in leaves and flowers!
Those dots are from the edge of the leaf! It was just some weed I picked.

PressedFlower Finding Joy flower closeup

Impatience flowers and the leaves.

Impatience worked the best out of the 3 flowers I tried on this piece…they seem to be a little “meatier” than the Flox and Primrose.

PressedFlower Finding JoyThe “bluish” color is the Flox, the yellow is the Primrose.
It’s almost Monet-like…I kept it simple so as not to distract from the beauty of the pressed flowers. It’s only attached close to the spiral punched edge, even though I tried to “flatten” the wc paper, it’s still wavy which I think just adds to the character of the card.

Well, hope I’ve given you some ideas and maybe you’ll try pressing your own flowers onto paper. And if you’d like to see what the other girls did for flowergal36, check out our blog.

Thanks for stopping!



Dawn B. said...

Oh my goodness I have never seen anything like this. It is amazing. I so love flowers (growing them anyway). I have to try this. Beautiful card Dawn... Thanks so much for sharing all of this..

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

GASP!!! OMG! This is incredibly GORGEOUS, Dawn! That technique is so beautiful and your coloring of the hydrangea is spectacular!

- dlm. said...

Your cards are stunning, Dawn! I have a sympathy card to make, so I will be using this technique today. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Gorgeous LM!! Love the pressed flower bg!! Talk about a fabulous result! This card is stunning!

Dawn B. said...

Dawn I got this incredible card in the mail today. Thank you so much. It is even better IRL. I LOVE the colors. Who would thought to do this... I am so appreciative and in awe of your amazing talent. Thanks...