Thursday, August 20, 2015

August Flowers

How I wish that I would have all the crafting supplies at my fingertips that I could ever wish for! Don't you?  I imagine that being a lot of fun.
But then again, it might just be a pain to remember everything you have and look for them.

So I decided to see how precious little I could get away with. Just for fun, for a challenge. Work with a kind of "make-do" attitude.

First I sanded some cardstock and painted this with "linen" acrylic. Then I chose my products: one stencil, three colors and some small colored scraps in those colors. I took two geometric stamps (circles, chevron) and a book page. (And then I felt like I had much too much product already. Where did the downsizing go??)
And finally I chose three challenges.
Let's see.

I stamped the backgrounds through the punchinella in pink and yellow, then added stamping with green ink and the chevron stamp.

Bloom where you are planted
Next I took the circles stamp (Rubberdance Art) and the book page, stamped all sizes, then repeated this onto some yellow and pink scraps. I cut them out and set aside.

Create the world you want to see

Using the chevron stamp and green ink I stamped onto the green paper, then drew freehand stems and leaves and cut them out.
I assembled my cards, and as a finishing touch added some sentiments or affirmations.

Flowers dancing together

entering into:
Mix it Monthly: Mixed Media Flowers
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity: #15 Circles
RubberDance Art: August challenge


  1. Thanks for the tutorial, love how you made your circles flowers. Great quote too. Thanks for linking up to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity :)

  2. Hello from Mix it Monthly
    Your cards turned out beautifully!
    You really made the most of your supplies.

  3. Your flowers are simply beautiful! You are a master in using your supplies! All three are a jewel on its own!

  4. Kyselit blogissani. Lisäsin tähän juttuun sen englantilaisen taide- ja askartelukaupan linkin heidän nettisivulleen.

  5. Beautiful! I really like how you made the flowers - thank you for using some stamps of mine and for entering our August challenge!

  6. What a fabulous and fun time you had creating your "make do" projects! Thanks for playing with us at

  7. Great work! Thank you for entering the Rubber Dance Challenge! Hugs, Susanne.

  8. These are wonderful works ~ So happy ~ love them all!

  9. Lovey these beautiful mixed media flowers!

  10. Wonderful project! Thank you for joining our challenge at Rubber Dance Stamps!