Good morning from steamy K-town. Like much of the country, we've been experiencing temperatures of 100+ degrees. With rising humidity at least there is a chance of scattered storms. My flowers and shrubs could use a good drenching.
Silke Ledlow,host of the current FTTC, asks us to use our favorite Flourishes stamp, favorite die, and favorite embellishment.
No surprises here--violets, deckled edge die cut, pearls, and lace.
I stamped the violets from Botanical Bookplates 1, masked the image, stamped the die cut with a script stamp, and inked the edge. I colored the violets with Prismacolor pencils. Then I used another Flourishes favorite, Vintage Wallpaper, for the stamped strip behind the focal point. This is the point where things didn't go as planned--pulled out the sewing machine, changed from white to cream thread, stitched down one side of the strip, and then realized the thread had broken and there was only a line of holes. What to do? Recut, restamp, restitch? I don't think so. Just stitch other side with unthreaded needle and believe it was meant to be this way.
Violets--check, deckled edge die cut--check, lace--check. Must add final favorite--pearls. Large pearls on the right didn't speak to me, but buttons did. So I colored three tiny pearls with a Copic marker and added them to the center of violets.
Just looking at these cool-weather flowers makes me feel cooler. :)
Have a good week,
Stamps: Botanical Bookplates 1, Vintage Wallpaper(Flourishes); Gingham (CHF); Kissing Booth Tapestry Script Background(Basic Grey)
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink(Ranger); Spring Moss, Winter Wisteria(PTI); Rich Cocoa Memento(Tsukineko)
Paper: Spring Moss, Winter Wisteria, Vintage Cream (PTI)
Dies: Deckled Ovals(Spellbinders), Half and Half(PTI)