Thursday, March 7, 2013

Fresh Blooms

Well here it is Thursday and the challenge this month is Fresh Blooms. I have been working hard the last few months getting samples ready for my classes and I have a beautiful card that I just taught. While it is not a fresh bloom it is something a fresh bloom can go into.

 This beautiful stencil (LG 626) the Large Ginger Jar has become one of my favorites,especially when I want to teach the crackle technique. I started this card by first pasting the ginger jar with Matte Black Paste I removed the stencil and let it dry.
when the image was dry I then repositioned the stencil back over the image and pasted the jar with the crackle paste ( it is essential to paste with one of the other pastes before the crackle, the crackle paste is thinner and will crackle right off the paper if you don't), I remove the stencil and let that dry. If you have a griddle or warming tray you can dry it on there in the warm setting and it will take a lot less time. 
Once the layer had crackled I one again repositioned the stencil back over the image, I added color to the vase using a large stencil brush and Adirondack LAke Mist ink. 
To get the design on the vase I then took the Dogwood Stencil (LG 668) and laid it right on top or the vase stencil and added color with small gold handled stencil brushes using Adirondack Inks Shell Pink and Cranberry  for the flowers, Momento New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves for the leaves and Rich Cocoa for the Branches. I used Momento Northern Pine to distress the edges and them layered the image onto lt pink card stock and the a soft gray card. I added a bow of Ivory Tulle and that completed the card. 
Now don't forget to play along with the Dream Team all you have to do is go to the Dream IT Up blog and use Mr. Linky or send a photo of your card to Lynell and she will post your creation on our blog.


  1. Ooh a very pretty card! Good job.

  2. A truly stunning card. Very ethereal!

  3. Awesome Georgia! Just wish you lived closer so I could sit down and play in your classes! Fun must ensue when you teach.

  4. Just beautiful. I'd love to have this in reality sitting on my mantle in my LR. Can you arrange that?

  5. Oh my gosh, it's beautiful. Would be lovely framed and hanging on a wall, too.

  6. Wow! An extraordinary spring card, roomie! Great work!

  7. Oh Georgia this is so beautiful! You did a fabulous job on this, I'm sure the students loved the class!