“Blooming Beautiful”
Hand Made Flowers is the theme this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!!! And seeing as we are only weeks away from Spring here, I wanted to create a garden that is bursting with flowers and new life…now just to get that to happen in my garden…ummm

Firstly, a warm welcome to my new followers, thanks for joining in!

Well this is the first time I have ever made a hand-made flower…so I decided on some grunge ones! And I think they turned out just fine. I cut out some circles, inked them up (Faded Jeans, Weathered Wood and Broken China), scrunched, unscrunched, sprayed with water and put a brad in the middle to hold together, scrunched again and then tipped the edges with more ink (phew, that was a mouthful). And then put a little Kindy Glitz around the edges.
Checkout the flowers made by the other DT members…they are Awesome!
My background papers are layered, ripped, inked with Rusty Hinge and Faded Jeans DI and then rolled.
I have taken some inspiration from Claire’s last card at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, and have used acetate with tulips stamped onto it with StayzOn Ink. I have then turned it over and glitzed and inked it in patches using Rusty Hinge DI again.
The leaves are inked, scrunched, unscrunched and sprayed with water and placed under the acetate.
The tag is inked and stamped and a brad inserted.

Stamps ~ Potted Tulips (Imprint) and Misc.
Inks      ~ Distress Inks, Stayz On, Archival Denim
Papers  ~ Brazill, Creative Imaginations and KC, photocopy paper (I liked the thickness)
Misc     ~ Acetate, Kindy Glitz and brads

I am entering this card in the following challenges
Craft Your Days Away ~ Birthday Celebrations
Crafty 4 Challenges ~ Monochromatic
Marks Finest Papers ~ Distressed Card 
Sentimental Sundays ~ Flowers 
Sassy Studio Designs Challenge ~ Distress
Simply Create ~ Time to Distress