So yeah... maybe this one is a little similar to last month, but so what!! It's flowers, and I'm happy! I don't think you're gonna complain either!
Here's how I was inspired:
So, I won a gift certificate to Stamp Simply during the last Coffee Lovers Hop (see the dates for the upcoming one in the sidebar!) and of course I had to have these beautiful cup dies from the Coffee or Tea die set! Love them... there are two cups, in two different sizes and separate handles. Also Coffee and Tea word dies as well as a teabag. LOVE!
I started this one by cutting my first layer using the beautiful Waffle Flower Lacy Layers die from one of the beautiful design papers from the CTMH Gimme Some Sugar paper pack. I love all of these papers with the subtle patterns... such a pretty backdrop for anything!
And while I was there shopping, I checked out some of the stamp sets and landed on the beautiful Rose Avenue set from Kaisercraft! Turns out this is the project I was waiting for. I die cut the largest cup from the set from water color paper and then stamped the roses in Versamark and embossed in gold. I did the same with the butterflies also from the Rose Avenue set. Then I colored everything using my watercolor pencils and a water brush. After it was dry, I used a gold paint marker to edge my china.
Have I mentioned that I love the gold? I used a Doily Die from Gina Marie and cut it from vellum... because I love vellum AND because I'm playing along with the Heart2Heart Challenge to use Vellum!
And of course I felt it appropriate to add even more flowers and I had some Paper Smooches diecuts sitting on my table that I cut apart and used for leaves.
A little more vellum for the CDD banner... a few more flowers, leaves, sequins and a pretty hello die from my stash cut from CTMH glitter paper in Bashful. I used a little blue to complement the blue on the cup and a little peach to mimic the orange butterflies... I love this mix of colors!
There you have it! Hope you enjoyed your stop here today! Be sure to check out Donna and Susan's makes and then share your May Flower creations with us over on the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge Blog!