Tonight Melanie Muenchinger has several designing friends sharing samples they created using some of their favorite sets from Melanie and I am thrilled to be included in this special hop.
I was Melanie's guest designer for her "Fun Year Round" stamp set released in July so of course I had to use that set, *wink*, but I also wanted to use one of her older sets so I paired it up with "A Year of Flowers". A Year of Flowers is another one of my favorite sets of Melanie's.
After stamping the frame from Fun Year Round on White PL paper, I did a bit of masking with the fame. I masked the outer edges and the full circles before stamping the flowers. The flowers were colored with prisma pencils and oms. I added a bit of shimmer by watercoloring over the colored flowers with a pink glitter pen and a waterbrush.
I masked off the flowers and the outer frame so I could sponge Memento's Desert Sand ink around the flowers. Then I masked off the inside of the frame (all of the circles) and sponged Memento's Angel Pink ink over the edges of the frame.
The sentiment in the larger full circle of the frame is from Gina K's "Punchy Words" stamp set and was punched out with a scalloped circle nestibility.
For the smaller full circles on the frame, I added flower brads matted with two different sized circles I punched out using a 1/2 inch and 5/8 inch circle punch.
The finished frame is matted on Gina K's Passionate Pink and Innocent Pink then attached to a card base of Kraft PL paper.
Be sure to visit the blogs listed below of Melanie's other guest designers spotlighting her stamps sets tonight.
Stamps: Fun Year Round, A Year of Flowers, Punchy Words
Ink: Memento - Angel Pink, Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa, SU Pixie Pink
Paper: Gina K - Passionate Pink, Kraft, White, Innocent Pink Pure Luxury Papers
Other: Flower Brads, Prisma Pencils, OMS, Pink Glitter Pen, Niji Watebrush, Circle Punches, Scalloped Circle Nestibility.