It's time for a new Blog Hop Challenge over at Papertrey Ink! This is the inspiration photo (right up my alley). And here's how I was inspired:
I chose my paper because it had the feeling of the textured background in the inspiration photo. And the Plaid Mix and Mat... well... I just wanted to...lol! I LOVE that die so much!
My initial plan was to stack my cups... but I cut my first one with this cool Fancy Tea Cup Die and I had the thought.. why does the height have to come from more cups... why not this:
I used some old retired cactus stamps from CTMH for the height and then the beautiful flowers and leaves are from the Stemmed Statements stamp set. These are the geraniums from the set, but I used these flowers mostly because the size was right..
I picked the paper because of the pretty floral and it had the colors in the cups from the inspiration photo... all of the colors in the bottom cup, alike yet different... and I thought it was pretty!
And since I knew I wanted to enter this into the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge with a Twist of homemade flowers, I cut and rolled this 3D flower from the Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers set. The center stamens were from a poinsettia set and then added a sparkly center using a Doodlebug Sprinkle in green... I love the way it turned out! It really looks like some of the flowers that are blooming in my garden right now...
These smell really good too... it's an Argentinian Cactus... one of my faves... and they're almost as big as my face...lol!
I had this banner piece sitting on my desk and it was just the right color and size for the Simple Joys sentiment from the Stemmed Statements set. I highly recommend this floral stamp and die set. There are some really beautiful flowers and lots of smallish sentiments like this one. I've already used it twice in the short time I've had it, and I know I'll be using it a lot more. A few more Sprinkles is all this one needed to finish it up!
Hope you enjoyed your time here today! This challenge only runs until this evening, however, if you sign up for the newsletter you get an advance peek at the inspiration photo each month so if you can't play along this time, sign up for the newsletter so you can play along next time.