Tuesday, June 22, 2021

A New Release! Flora and Fauna

 Hello crafty friends, I hope you're doing great today!

Every once in awhile an entire set of products works so well together that I buy the whole bundle. That has only happened twice for me. The summer release at Wplus9 revived my love of vintage and mixed media styles with gorgeous images of text, ephemera, birds, florals and butterflies.  I've been coloring the images and finally put together a card or two. Everything here was inspired by the gorgeous work of Dawn Woleslagle who created the beautiful images from her own paintings.

The large floral bouquet image from Flora & Fauna 3 was stamped with Warm Wool ink on mixed media paper and watercolored using Mungyo paints. 

I die cut the floral spray and then cut it to assemble on two corners of  the panel. Creating the background involved ink smooshing with Distress Oxide inks and stamping images from the Script Background stamps. For the sentiment, the words from Flora & Fauna 4 were heat embossed in gold and die cut.  See what I mean about how fabulously these products work together? Lastly, I used the Postage Layers Dies for the large panel and postage stamp image. 

Do you ever cut up your images after taking time to color them with detail?  I had the hardest time cutting the butterfly in half, lol! 

I will be posting at least two more cards from this bundle this week. Why buy the whole bundle? For me it came down to an amazing discount, and the feeling that I could create in many styles with these items forever. 

It felt so good making this card. Although I love my challenges, this one was just for the fun of creating. It took a long time but was so satisfying! I am happy with the result. 

Thanks for following through this long post. I am so glad you came by! See you soon. 

Since all these supplies are new to me, entering this in the fun NBUS challenge. 

Be yourself.

     Find delight in your craft.

             Make something beautiful!