Good day, everyone! Can you believe it is already September? Here is a little update on what I have been up to: I had a grand time in Europe and am finally home. I even manage a short, spontaneous three-day stop through Venice. The architecture and history is amazing! Unfortunately time was limited and the sun was brutal, so I didn't have a chance to see as many museums and churches as I would have liked. However, I did get to enjoy the big typical Venice sights: the food, the famous bridges, the varpettos (water boats), St. Mark's Square (including the Basilica and Doge's Palace). I also spent a lot of time walking through Murano, where the heavenly glass is manufactured, and Burano, known for its small, cute and colorful houses.
I would love to go back and visit many of the museums that are now on my list :) The rest of my trip was also amazing, since I had a chance to catch up with old and new friends, attend a wedding, and spend some quality family time.
But let'd get down to business, shall we? Today's Paper Play challenge theme is Make your own flowers. My inspiration for you is a quick and simple card. I apologize for horrible photography in advance, since my usual photo corner is currently not accessible.
Stamps: (Say It Loud, Dainty Doilies 2) Waltzingmouse Stamps;
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Perfect Match Pigment Ink - Vintage Cream, Spring Moss) Papertrey Ink
Embellishments: (Prima Flowers - Honeydew) Prima; (Designer Brads - Claire) SEI
I had intended to crochet my own flowers, but ran out of time. I decided stacking my many, many leftover flowers counts...I have to learn how to give it more dimension, or stack better. Maybe I should go scout a few tutorials this weekend to watch...if you have any suggestions, feel free to point me into the right direction.
This doily set from Waltzingmouse is such a darling little small set. I tried to create a "flower" by stamping the doily and then extending the doily with the little add-on. The little add-on is also re-stamped in Vintage Cream on the sentiment to give the sentiment a little bit of an anchor. I think it looks like a lil flower petal, don't you think? This little add-on also makes a great lace border.
Sorry for the quick card. If you need some creative ideas how to create your own flowers, you can check out some of my older cards: crochet flowers are a nice personal touch, or think outside the box with a balloon die... Better yet, go check out what the amazing Paperplay Challenge Design Team has up their sleeves this week :)
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