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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Krafty Flowers

Are you feeling krafty?  This week we are playing with Kraft paper over at the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge.  I had a piece of my brown paper bag laying on my desk leftover from my previous gift bag.  I decided to use that paper as the base for a garden.


 I painted the paper bag with white acrylic paint leaving the edges smeared with paint. 

I repeated the process several times to create my layers and to create a base for the butterflies and sentiments.  I stamped the flowers using black ink over the white background.  I added color with my watercolor pencils and a waterbrush. 

I then layered the sheets of painted paper.   I stamped the butterflies on one of the extra pieces of paper bag.  I colored them in coordinating colors using the watercolor pencils.  I then created the sentiment by stamping it on the painted kraft paper and tearing the edges and putting them over the layers.

I attached the papers using the Mini Stapler and glue dots for the butterflies.


Products:  Snow Cap Paint Dabber , Butterflies , Flower Path, Hero Arts Delicate Blossoms, Ranger Archival Ink, STAEDTLER watercolor pencils, Waterbrush, Tiny Attacher
  Come play along for a chance to win a gift certificate from the ever generous  Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!
Suzz

24 comments:

  1. Suzz...this is so cool! I love your idea of using torn pieces of a paper bag to create such a cool front. The white acrylic paint makes a great base to stamp on and add such gorgeous colored flowers. Love them and I also love your coordinated butterflies. So delicate and so pretty against the white and kraft background! <3 Candy

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  2. So cool, and way to upcycle as well! Love the painted effect, and the finished product with the flowers is just gorgeous!

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  3. What a neat way to add texture, Suzz! Your flowers look amazing against the white paint! Beautiful and unique idea!

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  4. how cool this one is Suzz. Funny thing today I "rescued" some kraft (brown paper) paper from the paper recycle bin at work. Thinking of making some flowers with it. Your card has given me some ideas.

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  5. Traumhaft schön.
    So herrliche zarte Farben :-)

    Sophie xx

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  6. you have to look at the close up to fully appreciate this Sue - it looks so soft with all the painted layers and the stamping and colouring is so delicate

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  7. Super cool technique! I love the layers and template of this piece :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  8. What a great way to recycle and definitely upscale a bag! Love your finished project. Thanks for choosing our stamps!

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  9. Sorry, forgot to say that the Flower Path is ours, not Hero Arts. It looks so terrific with those flowers!

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  10. Beautiful! Love the blue, white and Kraft.

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  11. stunning creation, I love the kraft and those flowers always bring a smile to my face.

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  12. Love this. Can't wait to try out your
    technique.

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  13. AWESOME!Very Pretty!Love the blue flowers!!!

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  14. Such a cool project Sue! Love the layers of torn painted paper pag and the flowers and colours are wonderful.

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  15. Great Suzanne, love those gorgeous delicate poppies against that wild white background!

    Kind regards, Alie :-)

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  16. This is so pretty, Suzz - such beautiful shabby chic layers, and I love the pop of the turquoise flowers.
    Alison x

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  17. This gorgeous Suzanne!!! I absolutely love the layering of the images here. You truly did build a lovely garden ... out of a paper bag of all things :) Another pin for me this week from the SSS&S DT and more inspiration for my own projects. Have a great week.

    -- Mary Elizabeth

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  18. This is such a fabulous project Suzz, love the layers and painted white backdrop . The backdrop really makes the flowers pop. Love the delicate pop of colour too,and the added butterfly. Gorgeous Suzz. Tracy x

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  19. Simply gorgeous Suzz, I LOVE it!

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  20. At first glance it looked like you had used embossing paste because of all the texture. Love how you used paint and kraft paper to achieve such a rich and wonderful effect. The blues and whites with the black ink contrast perfectly with the brown peaking out. Fabulous!

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  21. What a fun card! Love the brown paper bag as base and the white paint on top! And the flower stamp is so pretty! Hugs, Sandra

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  22. Prettiest old bag I've ever seen GF!

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