Spending time in the garden is always enjoyable for me so the challenge today at Splitcoast was a good one for me to use. The challenge was called SMASH IT or POUNDED FLOWERS.
Now there are 2 ways you can do this, either using a Die Cutting Machine or a rubber mallet.
So, I went out into the garden and picked some of the geranium flowers off my plant.
Then, I got out my Cuttlebug and laid the flower heads onto a piece of 90lb. watercolour paper. I placed a piece of scrap paper over that and rolled it through my machine.
(this pic will give you an idea of how I laid them all on before running them through my machine)
My Cuttlebug pressed out a lot of moisture, so I let the paper dry a bit before removing the flower heads to reveal the background. Interesting how the flowers printed purple instead of the deep pink.
I wanted to add a bit of detail and watercolour the background and I did that using my watercolour pencils. Very quick and easy. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from Serendipity using my MISTI.
Adding my card to these challenges:
Serendipity- ANYTHING GOES
Craft Stamper- PENS and PENCILS
Crafts 4 Eternity- SUMMER
Crafting With Friends- ANYTHING GOES
Sister Act- ANYTHING GOES
Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.
Supplies: stamp- Serendipity/ fresh flowers/ Cuttlebug/ watercolour paper/ Memento ink/ Watercolour pencils