Saturday, June 27, 2020

Saturday Showcase - Flowers

 Happy Saturday!  The whole design team at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge blog is sharing a special Saturday Showcase!  Everyone is creating a tag with flowers to share with you.  Hop over here to see all the wonderful inspiration.
The challenge was to be inspired by flowers and create a tag.  I love these flower stamps by Dina Wakely as they are outline stamps and you can use different prints, stamps, or coloring to fill the inside of the flowers.

 I knew I wanted to use up some of my index cards from the Positively Pensive challenge. I had created probably 30 index card backgrounds.  :)  I don't usually put all my scraps up on the blog unless they end up in a project or have some type of technique. 

I had spent some time mixing paints (new dylusion paints and distress ink paints) on my craft mat  and then picking up the paint colors on index cards.   I swirled together the colors and then used an acrylic block to ink it up and put it on the cards or I placed the cards directly into the paint on my craft mat.

For this index card, I painted the background with a bright pink.  I let it dry completely and then painted over with a stencil partially using a light orange color.  After that dried I outlined the painted area with a ball point pen on some of it to give it extra texture.

I used all my different painted backgrounds to create my flowers and leaves. I stamped the flowers and petals on different sections of the painted cards and cut them out to layer them. 

Here are the remnants of the petals and leaves stamping and cutting. I was using up almost every piece of about 4 index cards of paint. 

After that it was a matter of just putting the petals on a base flower. I used glue dots to attach the base of each petal to layer them and create a 3D flower.  I then used another inky background as the base for my flowers.  I stamped the flowers onto the background to give me a placement and then built out the flowers.

I finished the tag with the lovely sentiment that comes with the stamp set and stamped it on the same background as the tag and cut it out and layered it in.

Thanks for stopping by to see the flowers!


Dina Wakley - Always Flowers Stamps
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Dylusions Paints - Bubble Gum Pink, Vanilla CustardBalmy Night, Lemon Zest
Ranger Ink Paints - Carved Pumpkin, Wild Honey
Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil - Bouquet
Ranger Distress Stain Spray - Antique Linen, Milled Lavender
Dina Wakley White Gesso


  1. I love this. The bright bold colors really speak to me!! Really a fabulous tag!

  2. What a fabulous way to use up your stash of backgrounds. The bright flowers are so happy and we need happy right now.

  3. Yipee for leftovers! I love it when you can make something this amazing from those extra bits from playtimes! Your tag just makes me smile!

  4. Suzz you take scraps to a whole other level - I love your choice of bold bright colours and the way you've delicately trickled the words down amongst them. Another masterpiece xx


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