I'm having a great time creating along with my extremely talented Mission to Create design team! This week we have a fabulous guest designer, Natalie Elphinstone. You can check out Natalie's blog here for lots of fabulous pieces inspiration.
Here are this week's concepts:
Deborah - use a bingo card
Jocelyn - use tissue paper
Nicole - Ink it up!
Vanessa - Sanded Photo(s)
Natalie - handmade flowers
Here is the card I created using all 5 aspects of this week's mission:
Supplies: cardstock, Bazzill, Prism; patterned paper, Bo Bunny; stamps, Flourishes; bingo card, Jennie Bowlin; inks, Copic, Versamark, Ranger, Stampin' Up!; buttons, Jennie Bowlin, BasicGrey; pearls, Kaisercraft; edge punch, EK Success; brad, BasicGrey; twine, Stampin' Up!; glitter, Ranger; tool, Klic N'Kut machine; embossing powder, Ranger; other, tissue paper, thread.
Here's the inside...
Here's a close up of the front panel. I stamped and coloured in my pansy image by Flourishes using Copics and then I inked up the panel. Then I sponged on a layer of Versamark ink and sprinkled a layer of UTEE. Once I heated the UTEE, I pressed a layer of crinkled tissue into the hot UTEE and then carefully added another layer of UTEE over top of the whole thing again. This gave my image a vintage and distressed feel...
One piece of our mission this week was to make a homemade flower so this is how I made my own pansy.
Step 1: Cut or punch 3 butterflies shapes and one circle with a small hole (approximately 1.5 inches in diameter) punched in the center. Cut 2 smaller petal shapes from one of the butterfly shapes, one from each wing.
Step 2: Cut your other 2 whole butterflies in half. You will only need 3 large halves for your flower.
Step 3: Ink up your individual petals, concentrating your ink towards the bottom of the "V" of each petal.
Step 4: Distress the edges of all of your petals. I used my Tim Holtz distress tool for this.
Step 5: Apply Scor-Tape (or another strong adhesive) to the backs of each petal, right down the center.
Step 6: Adhere 2 of your 3 larger petals over lapping to your circle. Use the hole in the center as your guide to glue them down.
Step 7: Adhere your 2 smaller petals at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions; overlapping the 2 large petals at the top.
Step 8: Adhere your final large petal at the bottom of the circle. You should have this configuration when you are complete:
Step 9: Add fine, detailed lines using a fine tipped pen to each petal randomly. Add glitter to the top 2 petals. Add a coloured brad to the center and your homemade pansy flower is complete and ready to adhere to your next project!
Make sure you take a moment to visit the Mission to Create blog and check out what the rest of my fellow card team members have created this week!