Monday, 20 January 2014

Garden Fresh

Hello there....we're all set for an exciting week here at Make the Day Special 
with the store opening it's doors. As you know we are highlighting Flourishes Stamp 
sets all  this week and I've got three ideas to share with you today for using the Garden Fresh set...

I just love the 'hand drawn' style of the images... just like botanical prints  
and ideal for Home Decor projects ...

I've had this plain MDF clipboard kicking around for ages with the intention of decorating it
and this stamp set gave me the inspiration I needed. Having measured and trimmed a 
piece of gridded scrapbook paper I set to work stamping and 
water-colouring the images with Distress Ink markers.

I used Studio matte medium to adhere the paper to the mdf board and then added 
Old Paper Distress Ink round the edges and through a mesh stencil for a vintage 
look. The whole piece is sealed with the same Matte Medium to protect from 
dampness and damage..... I'm sooo chuffed with how it turned out and it'll definitely 
take pride of place in my kitchen :0)

I also wanted to try stamping on sticky back canvas and using Distress Paints 
with water to colour the image for this notebook...

and finally I thought the 'peas in a pod' sentiment would make a suitable valentine 
for a garden loving guy so why not try a chalkboard effect card....
I embossed the image in white and used Prisma Colour pencils to colour.... this is
such a versatile stamp set well suited to home decorand gifts as well as card-making.

and here's a reminder why we are getting inky with Flourishes stamp sets this week...
"Unfortunately Flourishes closed it's wholesale programme at the end of 2013 so we will no longer be able to carry new lines from their range in the Store. We are giving the brand a last hurrah here on the blog this week and we are showcasing a different set each day from the stock we have remaining and if you enter the code FLOURISH25 at checkout you will receive an automatic 25% discount on any Flourishes product."

Thanks for stopping by :0)

Jenny x


Keren Baker said...

What a great set- & I'm loving that last chalkboard card!

♥Gemma♥ said...

Gorgeous creations and loving the chalkboard effect too...
hugs and xxx