Thursday, April 30, 2015

w&w: Addie's and Maggie's Gorgeous Blooms


Folks, we've got more flowers!! Another amazing floral stamp set is being showcased at Winnie & Walter called In Bloom: Addie's Garden. The first two cards are from that set.


 


I really like how this one turned out ... it's not like most of the cards I make. I chose to not color in 100% of the spaces and left some white in the flowers, leaves and stem. I like the sketchy look it gives. Also, it made the coloring go so much quicker, since for each petal I put my marker on the end and flicked it in toward the center in one stroke. Then moved on to the next petal. To finish it off I drew an outline around the flowers with a black pen.


Do you believe it's another one layer card!?! That's, like, three days in a row for me!!  This card is a little different than the first, where the sentiment is stamped instead of die cut, and I've added gold ink drops. It was the first one I made and I wasn't as happy with the middle stem being curved and the leaf being so far to the right. But I made an effort to finish it anyway to make the most of my scraps.  The background is filled in by inking through the V for cheVron Creative Screening.


This floral is a beauty too!! One of the first things I bought for my apartment 20 years ago was a basket of silk hydrangeas. I was on a tight budget, so I think I spent $2 at a garage sale for it. It was charming, nonetheless, and I wanted to recreate it as soon as I saw the stamps. I dabbed them with a bunch of different blue, purple and pink watercolors and the fussy cut them. For the basket, I didn't have a stamp, so I thought the texture of burlap was a good enough substitute to give that feel. The In a Word: Hugs cutaway that was debuted yesterday is the perfect sentiment, since stamping on burlap seems quite a challenge : ) I added "sending" right to the cutaway to make it more compact and tied in.




It was so liberating NOT to fight the paper warping with the watercolors. I actually wanted it to bow out for some dimension. A couple Pretty Pink Posh sequins and we're all set!

  
  
Can I tell you how much I love the In Bloom: Maggie's Roses Cutaway?!? Be sure to check out Julie's touching background on her inspiration for this set! Still in love with the distress ink smooshing, I inked up an acrylic block, dropped water on it and smooshed the paper to the block to form the background for these lovely roses.


Here's what it looked like going through the Sizzix. In a couple minutes you've got 6 blooms with white outlines. Since they were so quick I chose to use them ALL on my card (I tend to hoard things, so it's big for me to use things in quantity).


OK, I must have hoarded one of the blooms, as I'm only counting 5 on here : ) Anyway, the In a Word: Friend die is also used as a simple sentiment. I cut 4 layers of chipboard for extra height and then put the white cardstock layer on top.

Only one more day of the April/May release left! Wait until you see the faceted goodness in store for you tomorrow! Be sure to check out the amazing projects from Julie, Shay and our guest designers on the Winnie & Walter blog. My friends Maria F and Anita in France have really made some amazing cards so far, I get so anxious to check them out each day!! Of course, there's also a ton more inspiration on the personal blogs of our Talent:

Gayatri | Heather P. | Joni | Lea | Mayuri | Vanessa | Heather H.

Finally, don't forget to comment-to-win a stamp set each day of the release on the Winnie & Walter blog, and enter the big give-away to win the entire April/May release.
  
Thanks for looking!
-Kelly

19 comments:

  1. Oh My Word, Kelly!!! Gorgeous Blooms is putting it lightly - PLEASE add the Big, Bold blooms dies to my GOTTA have it list!!!
    =] Michele

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  2. Wow! Bold and fabulous, Kelly!

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  3. Wow! Bold and fabulous, Kelly!

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  4. So was it the same for you? ... the first flower stamp I wanted to play with was the hydrangea! And from the looks of the Talent's cards, several have a thing for those lovely blue/purple beauties. Your pinky, orange-y roses make me so happy too.

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  5. So was it the same for you? ... the first flower stamp I wanted to play with was the hydrangea! And from the looks of the Talent's cards, several have a thing for those lovely blue/purple beauties. Your pinky, orange-y roses make me so happy too.

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  6. Love that you added some splatter to the first one, the coloring is really gorgeous and I like the stenciling too. LOVE that burlap container on the second, so creative, and the flowers on the third, fantastic color!

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  7. WOW! Every single card is a big WOW! I love your pink,orange,yellow roses and how you added the chipboard to the friend die makes such an impact!

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  8. Swooning here! Such a beautiful showcase of the new blooms! The last is my fave--probably because of the smooshing. :)

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  9. Gorgeous gorgeous and gorgeous, yes indeedy!!

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  10. Kelly, your cards are amazing. I love the colours you've used on all of your cards. Those stamps & dies are so lovely!

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  11. Oh, these are BEAUTIFUL, Kelly!

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  12. Big bold beautiful blooms on all three cards Kelly!

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  13. Kelly your cards are just gorgeous (hmm, as always) I love how you explain your process! Hope you are doing well.

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  14. Gorgeous cards, Kelly! I love how you created your flowers using various techniques!

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  15. I don't care if I already have numerous flower stamps, I have to have these. You've shown them off so well, Kelly, that I can't resist. I especially love the hydrangea and their burlap container.

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  16. OH MY GOODNESS! What gorgeous cards!

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  17. Wow these blooms are gorgeous and you brought them to life with wonderful colors!

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  18. I'm running out of superlatives, Kelly ... these are gaspingly gorgeous ... scrolling through them is like meandering through a beautiful flower garden ... stunning! Thanks for the shout out, my friend! Anita :)

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