stamp-a-faire masters is almost here! the official kick-off is tonight, 7:00 pm est on nichole's blog, followed by a full day of stamping challenges beginning bright and early tomorrow morning at 7:00 am est. but first, a little art with heart! a stamper can never have too many flowers and sentiments, which is exactly what you get with the stamp-a-faire exclusive set - for free! i knew immediately that i wanted to pair it with my set give me a hand to recreate picasso’s bouquet of peace. fun, right?! the set works in layers that fit perfectly together, with the two layers of flowers creating a bit of a color blended look, almost like i used three colors in some places and a little like rocking and rolling without any extra effort!
i love when i have the chance to rummage through my old and random studio stash to find a solution for a design idea in my head. here, i knew i wanted something for the stems that could go over one hand and under the other like on the painting, so doodling lines wouldn't work. i thought of floral wire, but couldn't find the green that i knew i had somewhere. i was just about to take a green copic to white floral wire (another good option), when i found a few tiny spools of lightweight, colorful craft wire - including green. even more perfect! i simply added a few holes at the edges of flowers with a piercing tool, slid snips of wire into them, taped them on the back, and bent them into shape - adding a glue dot under the "over" hand to help keep them in place. challenge solved!
to finish off the bouquet and to add more color like the original painting, i added colorful enamel dots to the flower centers, which also complement and balance the dimension of the stems. sweet, simple, and fun - a little stamping and scavenger hunting all in one, haha! if you already earned the free set on the stamp-a-faire shopping day, you're ahead of the game. if not, here's how you can still get it...
"Art with Heart will ONLY be available on Stamp-a-faire day to all customers who make a qualifying $100 purchase.
All orders made between 7am ET and 11:30pm ET on Stamp-a-faire Day tomorrow (July 23, 2016) that total $100
(before shipping) will receive the set for FREE! You will still earn Rewards Points on your order too, so it's an amazing offer!
Please email Papertrey Ink Customer Service with any further questions"
be sure to check out the rest of the team's blogs for more art with heart eye candy and stay tuned to nichole's blog for so much more stamp-a-faire masters fun to come!!
one more sleep...