Sunday, May 9, 2010

Underwater Mural

Happy Mother's Day! Hope you are all enjoying the fruits of your labor and lots of pampering. I'm taking my mom out shopping in a bit, and then we are cooking dinner for her. Wishing you all a wonderful day full of pampering, laughter and love!

CA&F wild card Wednesday challenge is to use lots of flowers. I just recently received the beautiful Fleur Anya from the Greeting Farm and she was calling me to ink her up. I purchased some navy blue cs and remembered I had previously bought some matching flower dp. Yesterday I found this awesome stamp set called Island fun (Fiskars) at Joann's so an idea came to mind:

This stamp set:


Using the CA&F Saturday sketch (#17) I combined lots of different images. It might be a lot to look at, but I was happy with the result. I'm planning to mount this into a frame instead of making it a card and perhaps it will go to someone very special to hang in their space. Not sure yet. I might just keep her myself. :)
Here are some close ups so you can view the details. First off here is the very cute Fleur Anya in her weekend blues dress which I paper pieced using the flower dp (My Mind's Eye), colored her with Copics (E00,R20&E44). For her flowers I used Copics (B39&B95). I absolutely love the result! :)
For the background I cut out some white cs (Neenah)using my Nestabilities Flower die, inked & embossed the turtle and hibiscus flowers in blue lagoon (Versafine ink). For the water effect I used Copics (B93&B95). I cut out a large circle in navy to break up the two white pieces of stamped cardstock and for the turtle shell I stamped it twice and embossed it then cut it out and raised it using some mounting tape:
For the flowers (Sakuras) I punched out a few medium (navy blue cs), small (white cs colored with B39&B95) and large (white cs colored with B39&B95); in the center I used the small sunflower in white & also some colored with B39&B95. For the smaller flowers I raised them using some mounting tape:
Here is a side view of the image:
Well that's it! Haha.. sorry for the long post, but I wanted to get in all the details. Mahalo for stopping by!
Stamps: Fleur Anya (TGF) and images from Island Fun (Fiskars)Papers: navy blue cs (solid indigo-DCWV), navy/white flower dp(Family flowers-My Mind's Eye); white cs (Neenah)Inks/Markers:tuxedo black (memento), blue lagoon (Versafine)/E00,R20,E44,B39&B95 (Copics)Punches/Die cuts: sakura (carl carla crafts)& sunflower punches (Marvy); Flower die cut (Nestabilities) clear embossing powder and mounting tape


Amy said...

Oh Leanne, you've truly outdone yourself and I can totally see why you want to frame this work of art! Love all the blues, it looks very the ocean!

Angela said...

THis is just BEAUTIFUL Leanne!! Love the frame in the other post you put this in!! LOOKS GREAT!! That;s for the tutorial on this!! Hope you had a great Mother's Day with your Mom!!

Randi said...

INCREDIBLE Leanne!!! I really love this!! It reminds me of Japanese indigo chiyogami paper! This is just too cool!! I'll have to try this!! What an inspirational project!!