' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Flower Power

Friday 20 April 2012

Flower Power

This is the theme for this week's Impression Obsession challenge. I have decided to put the power into the flower by choosing  "power" colors for my flower, i.e the metallics. My initial idea was to use metallic flakes but technically it was a no go. Wet glue is incredibly difficult to work with for flakes and I couldn't use a glue pad or stamp & bond embossing powder since I wanted the inside of the flower gilded not the outline. For my plan B I decided to use gel pens, reserving the flakes for the die-cut.

I have used a pale gold pen for the "top" flowers, a deeper gold for the flowers which would be in the shade and silver for the leaves. The photo doesn't show how shiny the silver pen really is, one of the best gel pens I have used (Uniball Signo). The image was stamped on an iridescent pinkish card and I used some gold patterned paper to layer. The die-cut (Die-namics) and some twine finish off the design.

Thanks for coming by,


  1. Wow!! I love your beautiful image and then what you did for the background is awesome!! I like the gold, and the edge also looks like you gold leafed it. Wonderful!! Thank you so much for playing and good luck in the drawing too!! Have a great weekend.

  2. Pretty - I bets it really shines IRL!!!

  3. Gorgeous creation ! I love the metallics & your design. Indeed shiny & glossy finishes don't show how beautiful they really are in photographs.

  4. Really pretty and I bet it shines in front of you!