Over on UKs there is a monthly house challeneg you can enter once your are in a team and a house! I have not entered one before, so decided to give it a go! The theme was quite simple - "to complete the challenge, you'll need to create a layout with a SPRING theme, and use STAMPS, its as simple as that!"
On Monday I took this photo of my tulips in a vase on the kitchen worktop in the sun. I tried to get various different angles and get some close up shots. I love this main picture and the colours are so zingy! I decided to print it big! 10x8! The other flowers are from two other shots of tulips, side on in the vase, in close up and I have cut these out. It looks like a gardening magazine! The background paper is Basic Grey Stella Ruby, which I stamped with my favourite Autumn leaves stamps called "Elegant flourishes. I stitched the main photo on with a decorative stitch on my sewing machine and then the cut out flowers were stitched with straight stitch. (If you stitch by machine, make sure you pull the thread ends to the back and secure, so they don't come undone later.) The velvet ribbon from American Crafts adds texture, as do the foam thickers for the title. A bit of bling was added, by highlighting the stamping with deep pink adhesive gems. Really enjoyed making this page! TFLx