This is my first layout I've done for a challenge "November Use Your Supplies" ------- Week One Stamping.
Describing how I and where I used my stamps.
On this layout I first started with a plain white cardstock, doing and completing one flower at a time I stamped using one of my flower stamps from Heidi Grace Designs into white Pigment Embossing Ink. Then stamping it on the white cardstock in no particular order, I then took Blending Chalk,(in one color I wanted) using a Q Tip I brushed over the stamped image, which is quite hard to see at first on the paper. The Flower comes to life, I rubbed chalk slightly over the flowers edge, this just helps for when I cut it out later if i don't cut 100% perfect you don't see white but the color of inside the flower.. The harder you push with the Q Tip the darker the flower and the designs within the flower got. I would repeat this with about 10 flowers, finishing each one before starting on the next. I then cut out each flower.
Starting on my Layout. I laid the flowers on white cardstock, where I would like them to be once i'm finished. I then stamp each flower again, then using the blending calk of the same color I finishing them the same way as above, but widing my chalk out alittle farther around each flower, blending in where the chalk ended from my last flower.. Doubling up on my spacers I placed one flower ontop of each other to give it a 3 d look.
In among the stamped flowers, you will see Ospermum's, which I grew this year, taking pictures as they just got prettier and prettier! If you are unfamiliar with what a Ospermum is... the two very large daisy like flowers closest to my little fence. They are easy to grow and they come in oodles of different colors. I can't decide which color I like the best. I planted many different ones this year.
As for the rest of the layout.... The Picture is ME lol if you didn't know.. Taken by me, in summer 07 The butterflies I just love, I get from ebay!
If you took your time to read my long list thank you very much. I Hope you enjoy the colors of My Garden