This weeks challenge on Arty Girlz is is an OPEN THEME so you can create what ever you like,
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This is the fab prize you can win this week over on Arty Girlz which Trimcraft have sponsored, 2 packs of 8x8 Laura Ashley papers Traditional and contemporary with 2 packs of matching ribbons and a set of 4 Traditional wood mounted stamps.
Julie & I were also lucky enough to receive the same as the prize to use in our examples for this week.
Here's what i did
Form the contemporary paper pack I covered a card blank with the mixed background paper, cut out 2 large circles from card stock and 2 from 2 different sheets of paper, slightly offset my card stock circles behind the Patterned Paper ones, and glued them together on the outer edge I used glitter glue to make dots and added some to the Patterned Paper in various places . Added the ribbon from the contemporary pack and a happy birthday rub on.
From the Traditional pack I used a sheet of the paper to cover my card blank then cut 6 large circles from 6 different sheets of paper to make my flower petals by fan folding the circles, and cutting the folded paper in half each half makes a petal so there's enough to make 2 flowers if you want.
Glued them together to make a flower. I stamped a large white brad with one of the stamps from the set in black and also a small circle that I cut from the scraps, cut out a leaf and stem from the scraps to make the stem for the flower then glued it all to my card, then used ribbon from the tradition pack and stuck it to my card in staggers and placed the small stamped circle on top.
I painted a paper mache plant pot white then in lilac I stamped the image on the bottom of the pot 3 times around the bottom then used parts of the flower stamp to randomly stamp around the top of the pot, inked around the edges and base. when the ink was dry I added a coat of crackle medium all over the pot for a cracked effect which isn't showing to well in the pic. In all honesty a paper mache plant pot is about as much use as a chocolate tea pot so i put my pens in it LOL.