"warm colors" are asked for at the take-a-word challenge this week.
actually the colors turn out more greenish here than they are in reality, whyever...
i started with some stencils (poppy seeds and swirls by michelle ward, sun by crafter´s workshop, dancing figure selfmade after a stamp).
this photo below shows the real colors best.
at this point my elder son looked over my shoulder, seeing me experimenting with some postal poppy stamps and asked me, if i could need some dried poppies, he would have some left from his herbarium he had to make for his studies at university.
i was excited, but then: how to bring this delicate stuff down to the paper?
suddenly it came to my mind to try it with vliesofix ("wonder under"?).
i ironed the plant parts to the book (don´t forget the parchment paper to protect the iron!).
and it turned out perfectly!
(the blossom does not look that purple in reality, but is in a lighter purple)
can you see the wonderful details, hairs etc ... i could never have fixed this with a glue!
some detail photos of other stuff:
the cancellation stamp is custom made.
some dyed cheesecloth glued on...
the letters are "cuttlebugged",
the numbers stamp in the background is custommade, too.
for these "structure adding" stamps it is good to have them unmounted, so you can easily press down only parts of the stamp.