This first sample uses the glass vase, colored with pale aqua Copics, a cluster of stems(no masking!) and a cluster of flowers. I made a little tag out of one of the greetings and tied it around the top of the vase with some raffia. Special delivery, indeed! DP is Basic Grey Lemonade, stamped with "In Stitches" and layered onto Innocent Pink. Gingham and button are also Pure Luxury.
Now, there are SO many ways to alter the different containers so will you have even more than originally meet the eye when you see the whole set Thursday night after our party! Here I used the same vase, but this time I inked up just the outside of the image (omitting the middle which makes it look clear) and stamped it onto a Basic Grey Junebug print. Now it looks like a beautiful painted ceramic vase!I cut a slit following the line near the top with my craft knife and slid my stamped stems inside. Flowers are colored all over first with Cadmium Yellow and outlined with Strong Red. Go back over the blend these areas with the Cadmium Yellow. Leaves are colored first Pea Green and darkened with Moss. (These blossoms also look fabulous without any stems, just trailing out of the tops of a pot!) Although I don't have step by step pics today, I will doing a lot more coloring tutorials in the months to come for these new vases and flowers, plus more tips and tricks to the alter the containers, so be sure to subscribe or follow my blog so you don't miss a post! :)
The label is from Nina Brackett's new "Lovely Labels 2", images that custom fit Nestabilities Labels 14, 15 and 16 (more about her new set in a minute!) stamped in cranberry ink on White and colored with a pink Copic for contrast in the middle. Last I matted these onto Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses DP and Cranberry Tart Pure Luxury and added some buttons and lace using glue dots.
Now I wasn't planning on these originally for the preview, but your many comments about the jar snippet (yup, I drew it and it's in this new set!) on Gina's blog last week inspired me to go to stamp up several jars and get busy filling with them different Gina K Designs sets: shells, strawberries, and caterpillars, oh my! A few were possibilities I hadn't really been thinking about yet, flowers came first LOL! I haven't had a chance to make them into cards with all the preview we are busy preparing for you this week, but you can see the style and scale of the jar is just as appropriate for flowers as it for sets like "Gifts from the Sea", "Have a Cookie", "A Year of Leaves", Gina's strawberries from "Enjoy the Sunshine ", Tami's "Happy Hearts", and I know many, many more! how's that for a versatile stamp? And, you can also see how you can color the top to make it look like it has a lid, I love that option!
Want to win "Buds and Vases"? Leave me a comment below telling me which of the samples above is above is your favorite or what you would do with this set first!