Yeah - Fun Flock is finally uploaded to the store. I apologize, being that the pics aren't the greatest - IRL these colors remind me of scrumptious looking jelly beans. The colors are so pure and intense. I hope to update the pictures soon with larger samples, but at least it's a start.
Once again I used Fun Flock to create the Birthday Balloon in this month's Paper Trey Ink Little Lady gallery. Last night I talked about all the other looks this lady could take on. I saw numerous possibilities for flowers and with the Lockhart dresses being something I adore a little dress was on my mind. I was so tickled to see both Debbie and Lisa play out this idea!! Great job ladies - great minds think a like - right - LOL!
So here is my balloon version.
Being that I wanted to stamp Celebrate right in the curve of the tail and I'm lazy so I didn't want to mask :D the tail was stamped first using a VERY light ink. Next I stamped the "balloon" using Colorbox Petal Points Blossom Chalk ink. I like to work quickly and therefore heat set the ink so that I could move on. I stamped and created a reverse mask using Eclipse Tape. Place the mask over the balloon and then stamp the large flowers using The Essential Glue Pad. Flock with the Cantaloupe Orange (as you can see this is a GORGEOUS color - nothing like my poor little sample on my webstore site!). Press lightly with your finger and tap to remove excess flock. Repeat with the small flower using Pixie Pink Fun Flock. (Pixie Pink is the color I used on my Faux Velvet Ribbon card as well.) Remove the mask and you have this awesome textured balloon. Without this awesome texture this card would have been BORING - but the amazing quality this little embellishment adds is fabulous.
Nichole designs these sets with versatility in mind. Another thing you might want to note is that this trail is the perfect distance for piercing. Yes, perhaps I am the piercing queen - LOL! but again the subtle texture that it adds to this project helps make it sing. Be certain to stamp your greeting first and then skip that portion of the tail when you do your piercing.
I added tails to my balloon using orange velvet ribbon from the Gypsy (Romani) set and pink DMC floss.
If I could do it over I would tilt my balloon slightly - it's just a little off, but time is always of the essence as of late and so I just ran with it. Another awesome idea would be to turn the lady bug into a kite - Maybe if I get a minute I'll try that one :D