My afterschool plans got changed yesterday so I put off my teapot card until today. Here's the teapot Cindy gave us to work with this week along with her story.....
"Bring a card, any card, the sky's the limit, but in your commentary, you have to inform us of what was magically removed from it! What you made disappear, what was once there but is no longer!"
You see my gardening hat below well I went into the garden and started picking flowers that matched the ribbon. I had planted rows of them and they were at their peak of bloom. So I was very surprised when all I could gather was one little handful of those pretty coral flowers. What could have made those flowers disappear? Could it possibly have been the "magic" of the bunny that was seen in the vicinity? Obviously the bunny doesn't like the lovely lilac colored flowers. Hmmmmm. Or maybe they were going to be for dessert!
I have to admit that I was a bit stumped on this one this week, but things kind of came together when I looked at the Color Challenge and of course, the stamps I had. The hat comes from Garden From the Heart which I hadn't used yet and thought it would be a good alternative for the top hat. Then I found the rabbit in a set of All Night Media stamps I got at a garage sale years ago and again, hadn't used yet. That left flowers. I tried to find something that would be about the same size as the flowers on the hat and came up with the lavendar from Herb Expressions. And then the colors fell into place. The color challenge was to use Lovely Lilac, Gable Green and Cameo Coral, with neutrals of choice and a dessert option of something clear (that would be the clear embossing of the flowers on the Cameo Coral corner). I even added some embossed vellum butterflies which would count for Monday's technique challenge to emboss vellum.
Yes, and somewhere in those challenges was extra hoorays for making a Mother's Day card. Got that covered too!
I used a mask after I stamped the hat and bunny in Basic Gray. Then I sponged on Gable Green, which isn't so scary if you use it sparingly (or watered down like the leaves on the plants). The plant stems and leaves were watercolored with ink and my aquapainter. The flowers were colored with my SU markers. I added some grass stems with my SU Gable Green marker. Here's a close up of the embossed flowers...........
After having no idea where to go with this one I have to say I'm pretty pleased with it. Now to choose which mom gets it???