Thursday, April 14, 2011

Layered Flowers Blog Hop

Welcome to our newest Technique Blog Hop! This month there are 12 of us highlighting the “Layered Flowers” technique as shown on page 7 in the Close To My Heaert 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 TONYA WHITEHURST'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.

I used the Extreme Happiness stamp set (Item C1356) and papers from the Miracle Level 2 paper pack (Item X7133B) to create this "Paradise" card. I love how the Honey-colored hibiscus flower pops against the muted tones of Bamboo, Crystal Blue and Sweet Leaf in the Miracle Collection.

If you would like to see details on the technique or my supply list, please continue reading below.  If not, please continue on to DEBI BARBER'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!

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  DEBI BARBER'S blog to continue the hop!


deangraziosi said...

Wow, these yellow paper art work look so gorgeous. I just love this. Nice article on paper art work. Thanks.
dean graziosi

Shirley said...

lovely flowers and great tutorial.