Thursday, February 10, 2011


 Hello, Friends!  I hope you're having a good day.  It is raining in my part of Florida, which is good as we need the rain.  My share today features the Stampin' Up! Blossom Petals Punch for building a blossom.  This punch and the matching stamp set, Build a Blossom, are a lot of fun.  If you've hesitated to purchase it, I encourage you to do so.  With Spring upon us, this stamp set and punch will be featured more than it is already. 

So, what blossom was I building?  It's an Angelique Daylilly that is featured in a current catalog of flowers (see photo below).  I started with Whisper White card stock, punching three large petals and three large leaves.  Using a combination of Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils and Brights Water Wonder Crayons, I watercolored the petals and leaves yellow.  Then I used the Rich Razzelberry crayon to pull in the pinkish/purple color.  I continued using the pencils, crayons, and the Aqua Painter until I got the look I wanted.  I created the stamen of the flower with two of the smallest leaf/blossom from the punch.  The stamen is made with So Saffron card stock that I cut into strips and adhered them together.  The center of the stamen is embellished with a Basic Rhinestone.

The Sweet Stitches Designer Series Paper worked great for matching the color of the Daylilly.  Always Artichoke cardstock was used to create the flower's stems as well as the photo corners and the first layer of the card front.

This photo was my inspiration for this card.  Compare the card with the photo and tell me how I did!  Don't waste time searching for Stampin' Up! item numbers; just click on the blue links that will take you directly to the on-line product. Thanks for stopping by. 
God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Florida



Mary Davidson said...

Beverly, I saw your post on LNS and had to stop by and say your daylily is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!

Sandi said...

Hi, I also saw your post on LNS and came to get a closer look. Mary is absolutely right, gorgeous!! Love the use of your crayons and pencils together to get your beautiful coloring.

Sharon said...

I also came from the LNS e-mail. My goodness, this is simply gorgeous and SO like the inspiration photo! Great job.

Debbie Martin said...

WOW!!!!! I am in love with this flower. Great job.

craftystamper said...

Love the flower - it looks very similar to the original. Great idea using crayons & aqua pen to obtain the desired colours & markings.

lavenderlass said...

Also came via LNS, I love how you use the Build a Blossom set. Your flowers are realistic and beautiful.

Christy - said...

Saw your card on SC. Can't wait to try this out.

Created By You said...

Very inspiring! Can't wait to try it... love your creativity!
Sharon F