Starving Artistamps is having some special blog candy giveaways this month in celebration of some new releases and of Tracey's Birthday. I'm alittle late joining in here, already week three, but Congrats to Tracey and Starving Artistamps!! The details for this week's blog candy and the new releases can be found here!
To add to their fun month of celebrations, Starving Artistamps is also hosting the September Sketch Challenge over at Rubber Stamp Chat. I'd show the sketch Tracey posted but the image is too big to display here so you will just have to visit her post on RSC linked above to view it and her card!
Some of my favorite stamps from Starving Artistamps are their flowers, butterflies and the mosaic backgrounds. Combining some of these with their sketch at RSC and their Mosaic Grout instructions, this is what I came up with. It ended up being a bit bigger than expected, I even used one of the MINI mosaic backgrounds thinking it would help me keep the finished size down but oh well! Paper fun!
The butterflies were colored with metallic gel pens and the petals on the daisy were highlighted with Stickles. The green paper was embossed and lightly sanded before cut into the strips. The flowers and butterflies are popped up with foam tape.
When I started this card, the colors made me think of fall here, but we've had some pretty strong winds the past couple of days (70+mph) so most of the leaves, and a few trees, have blown down. Fall doesn't stick around for long here in AK, but I can still enjoy the colors using my papers and ink!
Stamps: Starving Artistamps- Mini Retro Grout, Leaf, Med. Daisy, Sm. Freak Butterfly
Inks: Colorbox Chalk ink-Deep Green, Fresco-Giovanni's Garden (green), VersaMagic-Sage Paper: DCWV
Other: Cuttlebug EF-Textile, sandpaper, Sakura metallic pens, Stickles, Quickie glue pen, foam tape