What a great challenge! Loved all the neat stuff on the Acacia site. THIS was the one I chose for my inspiration piece.
Let me say, I love those old botanical illustrations. So I guess that's why I love the plates; they look just like them. I tried to capture the feel of those botanicals by stamping the various flowers and coloring in some and leaving other uncolored, like the plates. I arrived at the shape because I wanted to also include the roundness of the plate itself. While I was looking around for something big and round, I spied a petal point ink case. Hmmm, round became big scallops. I cut a scratch piece of paper the size I wanted and folded it in half then traced around the petal point. Cut it out and unfolded. That way both sides are identical. Then I traced the shape onto my real c/s and cut out and edged all around w/ a black marker.
The turq. piece was stamped w/ the linen bg (Stamp Camp) and the blue ink. Then bugged it and edged it.
The sentiment was stamped and I used a tag template and just flipped it so I would have a double ended tag. Edged w/ a turq. marker then a black marker. The large turq. piece behind it was cut w/ the Quickutz die and two punched daisies were added on top. Two rhinestone brads attach the sentiment. Card size is 6.5 x 5. TFL
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2008 GMT Views: 696
Registered: November 3, 2007 Location: Rochester, NY Posts: 10354
Sat, Jun 14, 2008 @ 6:06 PM
This is botanicalicious!!!!! I am so psyched to have a Petal Point set of inks now to try your pattern!! I could never replicate these blooms though...the coloring is magical and looks JUST like the plates-GREAT GREAT JOB!!!!