I spent quite a lot of time thinking about this one and how I would interpret it but now that Spring appears to have finally arrived, my thoughts are definitely with outdoors and spring flowers so I decided this would be my take.
Talking of Spring ... slightly irrelevant to the post ... but has anyone noticed how blue the sky is this year. It is amazing - just SO blue it's almost violet.
Anyway, back to my project!
I used a sheet of Rue 88 by Prima for my background, over which I stamped and white embossed text from the Papillon stamp set.
I cut my banner and used a scallop punch for the edge before stamping it with some vines. The central area was stamped with the lovely dog roses and cut out.
I tinted the background with a diluted lemon gelato to soften the paper tone.
All the stamped images with watercolour pencils which are one of my current favourite things! I have had them for ever in my draw and hadn't realised just how great they are to use and how they give such a soft but controlled effect. I finished off with some diamond glaze on two of the blooms. All these stamps were by Prima's Build-a-Frame set.
The butterflies (Unity) & bee (Stampotique) were also coloured with watercolour pencils. I attached them with 3D silicone glue for some dimension.
Hope you are feeling inspired to join in with the fun now that we are getting our daily dose Vitamin D from that lovely sunshine!!
I am also entering this into the Faber-Castell Mou Challenge as they want something inspired by gardens and the Anything Goes challenge at Our Creative Corner.