Hi all. I have another card for a female birthday and using another gelli plate background which was intended to feature grasses picked whilst on a recent walk, but I think by the time I had arranged them on the plate over a layer of paint, it was a bit dry and only picked up the shape of a couple of the seed heads, so I ended up aborting that and just added a little blue and yellow ink in certain areas over the top and decided to add one of the wild flowers from a set by Art Journey called Nature Flowers, and also a couple of images from a set called Grasses, and also a couple of little bees from a set by Chocolate Baroque called Honey Bee. The three images on the white layer were a little bird given as one of five little freebie stamps when I bought a Crafty Individuals stamp recently , and also another larger bee from the Honey Bee Chocolate Baroque set and a small maple leaf from another of their sets Nature 1.
I started by cutting the circle from a piece of white card approximate 5 1/2" and the circle approimately 4", large enough to accommodate the little scene but leaving a reasonable border all round. I did cut it so that there was a bit more space at the bottom for the sentiment across the bottom right corner. I stamped the two Queen Anne's Lace flowers (otherwise known as Cow Parsley) a little way up from the bottom of the gelli plate piece and I just kept putting the circle over the top so I could see if they looked to be in the right place. Once I had done this I added the grasses using a couple of the stamps below and around the flowers, and I did use a Black Micron Pen to extend one of the flowers stems. I finished by added the branches which also come from the same set and made sure that I placed them to fit around the circle, and finally the sweet little bees..all this was stamped using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. I then stamped the extra little images on the white layer around the circle and added a sentiment which was from a set of stamps which came with a magazine..a Creative Stamping one from a few month's ago I think. I decided for these images to use a Versafine Smokey Gray Ink as I thought it would be a little softer, but to be honest don't think it made a lot of difference.
Thank you for your visit today and I'll see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
NBUS Challenge - No. 51 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff (Both bee images and the little bird are all NBUS items).
We Love Stamping June Challenge - CAS/Anything Goes.
Stamping Sensations June Challenge - Around the World/Anything Goes.
Allsorts Challenge - Week 734 Bunch of Flowers/Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers June Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Try it on Tuesday Challenge - Summer Blooms