April 21, 2009

Flower Soft Garden Scene for Twinkling Tuesday

Before I get to this week’s card, I want to mention that I posted my Twinkling Tuesday card late last week so if you missed it, click HERE. It was very special to me so I hope you will take a look.

I love buying new stuff and trying it out. I got Flower Soft from ScrapFest and I couldn’t wait to use it! I specifically went ‘stamp shopping’ in my collection for an image that would work. This stamp was the first one I found. I coloured it in with Copics including the flowers themselves, no detail or anything, just base flower soft garden scenecolour. Flower Soft comes in a small, clear plastic container and it is really packed in!  You have to ‘fluff’ it up before using it and if you don’t like glitter because it is messy, you won’t like Flower Soft too much. It isn’t as bad as glitter but you do get little bits falling off even after you think you have shaken off all the loose particles. TIP: Work in small areas so your glue doesn’t get a skin over it before you add all your Flower Soft. After applying it, press it into the glue to get best results.

After colouring clip_image002the image in, I remembered why I don’t use this stamp too much. There are too many things requiring neutral or brown colouring! It gets much brighter with the addition of the Flower Soft though. Perhaps next time I will try colouring the pitcher as if it is enamelled or whitewashed instead of made of galvanized metal. You could tell that was the look I was going for right? I used my colourless blender to add the textured appearance that galvanized metal has. Hope you see it but if not, try clicking on the photo to enlarge it. I am not thrilled with the way the ground looks, I tried a technique I learned from Marianne during my Copic Certification class but it wasn’t quite what I was going for so I added the ribbon to cover some of it up.

The sketch is from little Jack, age 6, for Twinkling Tuesday. I’m afraid I couldn’t find a way to mimic the small lines attached to flower soft garden scene copicsthe small circles and I felt I needed more than 4 ‘circles’. The little  rhinestones are Taylored Expressions Tiny Twinkles; first time I have used them! I didn’t have nearly as much trouble working with them as I had expected even though they are truly tiny. It is hard to tell that they are pale pink in the photo, sorry. I hope you will try this sketch, upload to SCS or PCP with MTTSC19 or your blog and link to Madelynn’s Twinkling Tuesdays blog. Be sure to check out the Twinklette’s blogs; two members are leaving after this week so be sure to leave Danni and Jami some love!

Enjoy, Rebecca

pitcher of flowers-SU!
Ink: Memento cocoa, old olive-SU!
Paper: Neenah white, pink pirouette, celery CS-SU!
Accessories: foam dots-Jody Morrow, silk ribbon-UK, Tiny twinkles-Taylored Expressions,  Inkssentials white gel pen


Lisa T said...

Very pretty! I haven't had a chance to play with my Flower Soft yet. It looks fun!

Michelle said...

Hi there I came by to check out your blog from SCS and I'm a new FAN! I love visiting blogs that are nearby as I'm also in Ontario:)Your stuff is just gorgeous :))

I actually came across you blurb about Copics that is how I found your blog in the first place...I'm hoping to get a few and start working with them :)

Heather Schlatter said...

Rebecca this is gorgeous!!! You did an amazing job on this weeks sketch!!!

Love it!!


Erica said...

The galvanized look is very apparent. Lovely card from that "special" sketch.

Danni said...

Oh this is so nice! What a wonderful job you did!

Cassie said...

oh rebecca! this is the most lovely card i've seen in days!! i've been wanting to try some of that flower soft!!

yes, it totally got it was metal - loved the rusting on it!!

are we still posting on Thursday? I'm going to be ready this time!! Hahahaha!

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful Rebecca! I saw the Flowersoft.....NOW I wish I had bought some..... and yes your tin looks galvanized and very real...perfect!

Darla said...

Wow...I love this card! The flowers with Flower Soft are so real looking! Awesome. I need to get some of that! Great coloring - the rust spot on the can makes it look so authentic. Great job Rebecca!

Sandra MacLean said...

Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous Rebecca!! I love that flower soft and that stamp was the perfect stamp to use it on!

Kim R said...

This is so pretty!! I love the flower soft. It looks so nice.

Plastic Cards said...

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