Monday, May 17, 2010

Playing in the Garden... part 3!

Hi all and happy Monday! If you've been following the blog, you know that I put myself on a mission to really think outside the box when it came to using the From the Garden set. I've been masking and manipulating the set to really get the most out of it and I have to tell you, it's been fun!

Today, I'm going to mix it with the DIY Topiary set so that I can create a scene with mix and match pots of flowers.

So, onward we go! I started by stamping the petunias on Flourishes Classic White paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink....

Next, make a mask for your petunias, place it overtop and then stamp a pot of your choice at the base. I used one of the pots from the DIY Topiary set. tut3-2

Make a mask for the pot and then stamp the terra cotta pot from the From the Garden set on one side and the other pot from the DIY Topiary set on the other side....


Stamp some tulips on those pots (no need to mask with this one) and... let the coloring begin! I used the Violet, Spring Greens, Fields, Hollyhock and Poppy Collections grouped by Flourishes to color up my flowers. You can find all of the Collections HERE. I also used the Cool Neutrals set to "ground" my image and add some shading. For the pots, I used the Falling Leaves, Flesh Tones 2 and Cool Neutrals sets. Then, I grabbed my favorite colors BG10 and BG0000 to add some shading and color around my flowers. After I was done adding the blues, I blended with a Colorless Blender to smooth out the edges.

After that, add some fun decorative paper (purple is unknown, green is from the Webster's Pages Triple Pack Collection). Add some paper piercing, ribbon bling and a tag sentiment and... voila!


Here's a closeup of the flowers, I did add some sparkle thanks to some glitter glue.


One more handy tip: reuse your masks! I keep mine stored with my stamp set in the Clear Boxes that Flourishes sells. I love these boxes because those little polymer stamps (that might otherwise fly off the cling sheet) are safe and sound inside.


And that, my friends, is it! Hope you had fun seeing just how versatile this set is and how fun it is to mix and match sets to find even more uses for it! Happy Monday and I'll see you back here soon!
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