I found this simply stunning inspiration pic on Inspired By Challenge #IB161!
I was determined to use some of my new Wildflower Stems dies, so it was just a matter of finding a vase or other suitable container to put them in. I found an old Sizzix Originals Balloons die and thought I could possibly adapt the long balloon as a suitable vase AND then could kill two birds with the one stone and enter Twofer Card Challenge #35 which has the prompt balloons!
Here's a closer view of the bottled wildflower. I coloured the stem with an olive alcohol marker and the tips with a pale pink but the pink didn't pop enough so I went over with an embossing marker and embossed in this lovely Metal Magic Pink embossing powder by Debbi Moore. I cut the base off the balloon, layered it up a few times and coated it with a few coats of the same pink embossing powder. Not only is it a very pretty shade of pink, but this powder has a lovely subtle metallic sheen. The sentiment is from WMS Afternoon Tea Sentiments and cut with the smallest Labels 25 - I punched a small hole in it to make it into a tag to hang around the neck of the bottle!
|HLS Anything Goes with Dies February Challenge|
|Always Fun Challenge #201 - Anything Goes|
|NBUS Challenge #23 - The Wildflower Stems die set is new|
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