Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Layered Flowers Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 12 of us highlighting the “Layered Flowers” Technique as shown on page 7 in the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit this link.  While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.  Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Heather's Blog, you are on the right track!  This technique is highlighted with the Sophia paper packet in the Idea Book but you will find variations for its’ use through this hop.  

This month I chose to use our beautiful Clear Cards.  I absolutely love the different visual appeal you can create with these cards.  They are so much fun to play with so if you haven't given them a try...maybe it's about time to do so!
I followed the technique directions as provided in the Idea Book but used the "Dreams Come True" stamp set and the darling Mayberry paper packet for my creation.  (This paper pack will be come one of your favorites once you see it in person.)  To create the leaves, I just cut them out of cardstock by hand and crumpled them.  With the white core of our unique cardstock, it provided this nice "weathering" effect.

Here's a close-up if the flower and a better photo to view the layering.  Of course, you always have to add some bling to put the perfect touch.  I used our Pearl Opaques.

If you would like to see details on the technique or my supply list, please continue reading below.  If not, please continue onto Becca's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Supply List:  D1470 Dreams Come True, X7136B Mayberry Level 2 paper packet, Z1323 Clear Cards, Z1336 Pearl Opaque Adhesive Gems, Smoothie Ink, Cocoa Ink, Olive Ink, Colonial White Grosgrain Ribbon.

Here you can see a visual demonstration of this technique.

The steps to Layered Flowers are:
  1. Stamp base image in one color and outline in another (if applicable to stamp selected).  Repeat on another piece of cardstock.
  2. Trim first image around all outer images.  Trim second image, cutting out portions of the flower (to create the layered effect). 
  3. Curl ends of petals on second image and adhere on top of first image.  Layer mixtures of stamped accent and embellishments to finish.
Thanks for stopping by!  Continue onto Becca's Blog to continue the hop!