Time to Grow
Hello and happy Monday!
It’s springtime, which means a lot of people are outside enjoying the beautiful weather and planting trees and flower in their gardens. But if your not a huge fan of gardening or if the weather just hasn’t cooperated where you are, the Monday challenge group has us covered!
This week they’re challenging us to find our botanical bliss and get creative with leaves, flowers and trees. I would much rather garden on paper than in dirt, so I’m excited to create for this week’s challenge! ;)
Below are three projects created by the design team. The rest can be found on the Monday Challenge team blog here and if you click on each designers name, you’ll be taken directly to their blog where you’ll get more details about their project! ;)
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Designed by Dan:
Dan had this to say:
Quite a bit outside of my comfort zone this week, I usually stay away from nature or botanical subjects, so this was a lot of fun, exploring something different. I even got to use two stamp sets that have sat unused in my craft room for a good few years since I bought them – Urban Tapestry and Nature’s Moments. The sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp exclusive set Banner Sayings.
Designed by Ashli:
Ashli had this to say:
I can’t get enough of this Clustered Leaves Die ! It is so versatile. Perfect for mixed media work, layering up on layouts, and featuring on cards, it is simply a must have! For this week’s challenge I wanted to feature the clustered leaves on a bright and colorful botanical inspired rainbow canvas. With my leaves in place, I simply applied swirls of Modeling Paste, followed by a rainbow of watercolors. Simple and beautiful!
Designed by Sandra:
Sandra had this to say:
I don’t often use pastels. I like them, but I’m more a dark or contrasting kinda gal. Also I rarely do a layout. I think this is my third one ever. I got really inspired me to step out of my comfort zone. I started with Gesso-ing the pages and after it was dry applying Gelatos. To make it a really soft tone I used a baby wipe to move it around and remove the excess. The leaves are made with Embossing Paste, the exclusive Leaves stencil and colored the leaves with Gelatos after the paste was dry to give it a more translucent feel.
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“I would rather garden on paper than in dirt” – same here)))
Beautiful projects – I love Ashli’s rainbow and Sandra’s sweet page.
GREAT challenge and AWESOME INSPIRATION!!!
… I HATE to choose favourites but I confess that I am INTRIGUED and IN AWE of Ashli’s EXCITING card – WOW!!!
Wow! Beautiful inspiration by the DT. Ashli’s card is my fav, though!
Wow, great projects! Ashli’s creation is simply stunning (will have to try this) and I love Dan’s creation, too (will definitely try this)!
The projects are gorgeous! I love the varied textures and techniques used.
WAUW gorgeous projects here today, and all in such amazing colorschemes.
What fantastic projects. Such a great challenge theme. I love Ashli’s stunning canvas – wonderful texture and colour.
I really enjoyed the journal pages and all the layers of color to build the fimal
Great projects! So varied.
Fabulous challenge and beautiful DT inspiration! x
These are all great projects and such different ideas for backgrounds to make the flowers pop.
I have that flower stamp and love to see new ways to use it. I love the rainbow card for the fun colors. The journal page is amazing. Great work everyone.
They are all gorgeous projects – I can’t pick a favorite.
AMAZING!! LOVING the Projects!! So much INSPIRATION!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)
Awesome! Love these projects, time to get my gels out. You’ve inspired me to go mixed media this week!!!
Just the love the gorgeous colors on both of these beautiful projects.
All of these projects are fabulous! This will be a great challenge!
All 3 are beautiful works of art.
I love making nature and botanical projects. I’ll have to enter this week!
Gorgeous projects! Fun challenge! Hope to play along!
LOVE Sandra’s pages! all of the projects are so beautiful and inspiring! :)
I really like the mixed media feel to the second and third projects! Great job ladies!
great ideas – that leaf die is beautiful.
Great theme this week and lovely inspiration from the DT
Great challenge and beautiful inspirations by the DT :)
Nice challenge and I love all the examples.
Botanical is my favorite kind of theme, and these samples are great inspiration.
Great inspiration! I need to go check out the challenge. [email protected]
Really awesome projects.
Very interesting projects TFS
So much inspiration happening….I need to get crafting!!
I love, love your second project. Beautiful!
These projects are amazing!
I love to garden….and craft…what a great theme and examples…thank you!
I also love the clustered leaves die. It is on my wish list. Thanks for the continued inspiration.
Oooohhhh, Ashli has my mind off and running with ideas…
Love to see the process behind these journal pages!
So inspiring! Thanks for the amazing projects.
Beautiful projects & challenge :)
Great projects. I love them all especially the watercolor flowers by Ashli, so pretty
I love the white card with the colors. So artsy!
I have nearly all of the products ….so excited to try making the Thinking of You card!
Love the use of modeling paste! Can’t wait to give it a try.