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Have any of you seen the flowers being made by Donna Salazar’s DT?  In particular, these flowers made my Mistra Hoolahan?  Well, I tried them today and now that I’ve re-read her tutorial I didn’t quite do it the way she described . . .  I was trying to go by menomemory of what I had read earlier.  All I can say is Mistra is a flower making genius and I’m quite envious of the gorgeous flowers she is turning out!

Let me preface my flower with a few details.  I used white mixed media paper and while the paper was still in the die template, I sponged on Periodot Mix’d Media Ink (and can I say that I am loving Donna’s inks . . . [I only have three and NEEEEEEEEEEEEED to go shopping]) both front and back.  In the photo you can see the white outline from the stenciling.


The layers were misted with water before shaping them.  Once I had everything shaped, I dabbed on some of the Honey Mix’d Media Ink . . . well, just because!  I also die cut, embossed and stenciled the leaves from the same mixed media paper.  Where I stenciled them with Peeled Paint was in the center, which I misted with water and let the ink run . . . FABULOUS!

So now that I had this flower that I was somewhat pleased with, I needed something to put it on . . .

Out came the illustration board and my Label Die Templates for this.


Mallory says this project is plain compared to most of my work . . . but hey I think I was going more for plain with this one.  The sentiment is from Quietfire Designs . . . since I’m barefoot most of the time I feel it is appropriate for me, even if my hair doesn’t blow in the breeze much!

The butterflies were also die cut/embossed from mixed media paper then sponged with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.  I pulled out my old ink spritzer and added a few spritzes of Walnut Stain Distress Marker to add some different dimension to them.  The background on the illustration board is a mixture of some Wrinkle-Free Distress Technique, some sponging and some spritzing (with Antique Linen).  For some odd reason, I felt the need to add a band of Krylon Gold Leafing around the edges.

I spent the rest of the afternoon working on some Faux Batik images (which I’ll have for you tomorrow).

I guess that’s all for me.  Thanks for stopping by and remember . . .  life is short, enjoy the adventures that come your way today!


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