Sunday, June 19, 2011

Marty's Masterpiece AND My Giveaway

Here is the funky sketch that I've been contemplating for the month of June:

There's a lot going on, but all I could focus on was the vase of flowers.  It's funny, but the eye goes where it wants to go, as does the muse.  Anyway, it's been ages since I've done anything with Flower Soft, so I didn't argue with either the eyes or the muse, and wound up with this birthday card:

The cardstock was embossed with one of Tim's new folders (Floral Frame), cut to size, and the raised areas were lightly dabbed with gold paint.

The vase was a bit of grungepaper, a scrap from a previous project, and I cut it freehand into the vase shape.  You can't tell from the photo, but I rounded it over the paint bottle to give it some dimension, and glued it down that way.  The flowers actually slide into the vase.

As for the flowers:  I cut lengths of florist wire, dipped the ends in very thick white glue and then kind of rolled them into the Flower Soft.  They were then stuck in a block of styrofoam and set aside to dry, at which point I added some tissue paper leaves and arranged everything inside the vase....with a bit of glue here and there to keep everything in place.

The birthday sentiment is an oldie from Stampin' Up, and one I use a lot.  I think that script is very elegant.

To see how Heidi and the rest of the Gothametttes design team interpreted the sketch, click HERE.

And now, for the giveaway portion of this program.......a couple of posts back, I announced a prize to celebrate my 500th blog post.  So many of the commenters are good friends and I could never choose a winner on my own, so I consulted with my colleague, Mr. Random Dot Org, and he did his magic and picked..........Dorothy!   I am always happy to read comments, and send some love in the mail, and Dorothy is someone I do know from a yahoo group or two.  I'll have your package in the mail this week, Dorothy, and thank you for taking the time to visit and comment. 


Anonymous said...

I LOVE your vase card very very pretty!! And CONGRATS to Dorothy!!! She's going to be SO excited!!!!!! That is AWESOME!!!

patzee2000 said...

Eileen, as usual, you've provided inspiration I didn't know I needed. Flower Soft! Your flowers and leaves are just what my batch of nearly naked cards need! Love the mixture of textures on your card.

Bearcrazyman said...

Beautiful as Always.

Dorothy said...

Love the card and the chance to be a winner of your fabulous art!!!!
Thank you!!

Vic said...

I love your card. The flower soft flowers are great.

Congrats to Dorothy!

Chrystal S said...

Love the card! And congrats to Dorothy! :)

Tammy D said...

Very cool. Yeah for Dorothy!

Chris said...

Beautiful. Love flower soft and that embossed frame is lovely.

Lori said...

Congrats to Dorothy! And your card is wonderful, love the flower soft, and the embossing!