I was asked by Jean at Crafty Individuals if I could explain how I made this card in detail:
So here goes - I'm warning you this has lots of pics and is a warts and all explanation!
I used the following stamps CI-423 Build a Spring Flower Garden:
which is the latest grass/flower set. I stamped onto glossy white card and used the Kaleidacolor inkpad Vineyard (if you haven't got that you could always substitute Distress inkpads in similar colours).
Get everything ready including a piece of paper torn roughly to make a hill mask and a mask for the moon:
Lay down one half of the mask and brayer greens and brown:
Mask bottom hills and mask for top hill:
Using cotton wool, sponge grey/purple and green onto sky:
Sponge more colour onto other layers:
Define edges of hills using ink on a cotton bud:
Remove moon mask:
Take the larger stamp:
and, keeping to the purple colours, ink it up:
stamp a couple of times:
next add the bell stamp in purple:
add some more solid leaves in greens:
then some open leaves in the blue/green:
Don't forget the stems can be bent different ways to suit the collage:
Then add in this open flower (don't know what it is!) in purple:
Then try not to swear as you realize you've got ink from the edge of the block onto your moon!
After that it's a case of adding some embossed flowers to act as a focal point. I've positioned them diagonally opposite the moon and have used some WOW embossing powders in similar colours to the background (Lapis Cobalt Aurura and Lilac Black):
And here is the finished card - well almost. The text is printed on the computer in Impact Label font and then just cut out and stuck on.
When I'm building up these flower pictures, I usually break down the sets roughly into the following:
The main images tend to be the larger/taller ones. the solid images are great for adding weight at the bottom of the picture.
Crafty Individuals have got lots of different sets of flowers/grasses that can all be built up in the same way. Once you get going it's very addictive!
Thanks for looking!