I am usually torn between doing something that is true to my style (you know square and a little over the top) or simple so that people can copy them for workshops. . . but then I get to thinking, these people know how to do workshops. . . they do them all the time - that's how they earn Grand Vacation lol. So I fell back on what I am comfortable with.
Here is my Grand Vacation swap for 2015:
As you know I am all about texture and layering so I added the Tea Lace Paper Doily between the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and the Whisper White. I also embossed some Whisper White card stock with the Fun Frames TIEF and fussy cut the whole thing out including the middle rectangle.
I used the leaves and flowers from Butterfly Basics - I just adore these stamps and am so happy that they are being carried over to the new annual cattie. The fern leaves are stamped in Mossy Meadow ink. I simply stamped each generation of this image so that the foliage would appear to be layered. The stamping is below the Fun Frames layer.
Beautiful Bunch is such a great set and the fact that it has a matching punch is a bonus. I love them so much and use them heaps. . . The feature flower is made using this set.
With the third I turned it over and then folded the petals back up to make the centre of the flower. To keep the dimension and glue the petals I used bathroom silicon (from the hardware shop). The reason for choosing this is that tombow took forever to dry and was quite heavy. I used a dollop about the size of a nickle (10 cent coin in Australia). Silicon is lighter in weight and dries faster. It also stops the centre from being crushed in the post.
You can see the dimension here:
All of the items used are available at my shop on line - check it out on the side bar. Special mention should be made of By the Tide which is on the Retirement List and may only be available while stock lasts up until 11.50pm AEST.