Happy Monday! We’ve got lots of fun planned for the blog this week. I’m kicking things off today in the Art Room. Today, not only did I create a project from the color inspiration, but I also created the project for the color inspiration. I love Stamp School’s felt, and I love giving friends bouquets of flowers that are hand made so they’ll last longer. I combined those 2 things I love for today’s color challenge.
To create this bright flower, I cut multiple pieces of felt using Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Leaves Die: 5 small from Blue Raspberry Felt, 5 Small from Berrylicious Felt, 5 Medium from Razzelberry felt, 5 Medium from another pink felt (soon to be released *wink*), 7 Large from Razzelberry felt, and 7 Large from pink felt. I mached up the same sized felt (i.e. one small Blue Raspberry Felt leaf with one Small Berrylicious Felt Leaf), and stitched them together. Once all of the leaves were assembled, I arranged them, starting with the largest on the bottom and working my way to the smallest on top, and stitched them together to form the petals of the flower. I used a simple button for the center of the flower and then “planted” it in a vase filled with Sweet Tooth colored glass marbles.
I wanted a card to go with the flower for when I give it to a friend, so I used the colors from the flower (Blue Raspberry, Razzelberry, and Sweet Tooth) to create this card:
The finished card size is 4″ x 4″. I used a technique here called Spotlighting. I promise to do a step-by-step tutorial on this technique soon. It’s one of my favorites, so you’ll definitely be seeing it from me again. I added a little extra pizazz to the technique by not only spotlighting the flower, but covering it in glitter as well. I used a 1/2″ strip of score tape to adhere my twine to the card.
Now it’s your turn to make something with this color combo! We’re adding a submission form below this post. Make up your card and post it on your blog (with a link to our blog of course *wink*). Submit your card by adding it below. Make sure to post it to the actual blog post and not just your general blog address. You have until 11:58 on the last day of the month to upload any challenge entries.
We will randomly choose a winner from each month’s submissions to win a prize package from Stamp School.
**But wait, there’s more! Did you know Stamp School has a Facebook Page? We’d love it if you liked us… in fact we’d love it so much that we’re running a Facebook Contest. There will be a Stamp School prize pack awarded to one lucky Facebook commenter (randomly chosen by random.org). All you need to do to enter is like us on Facebook and answer a question. Since we’re Stamp School, we want to know the name of your all time favorite teacher! For additional entries, you can tell others about Stamp School. When your friends like Stamp School they should answer the question AND tell us who sent them (i.e. My favorite teacher was Mrs. Smith, and Samantha Taylor sent me). They’ll get an entry for commenting, and you will receive an additional entry for every friend you send over to Stamp School.
All comments need to be made by 11:59 pm CST on Friday, January 20th, on our Facebook Page. To comply with Facebook rules and regulations, the winner will be announced here on the Stamp School blog on Saturday, January 21st.
In My Prayers Card: