CHAPTER 8: You can learn a lot of things from the FLOWERS…

`Never mind!’ Alice said in a soothing tone, and stooping down to the daisies, who were just beginning again, she whispered, `If you don’t hold your tongues, I’ll pick you!’

There was silence in a moment, and several of the pink daisies turned white.

`That’s right!’ said the Tiger-lily. `The daisies are worst of all. When one speaks, they all begin together, and it’s enough to make one wither to hear the way they go on!’

`How is it you can all talk so nicely?’ Alice said, hoping to get it into a better temper by a compliment. `I’ve been in many gardens before, but none of the flowers could talk.’

Hello everyone!  What a sweet, sunny sign of Spring it is when all of our floral friends come out to play!   Here at Oh, Alice!, we definitely agree with Alice that you can learn a lot of things from the flowers!  This week’s challenge?  You got it!   USE FLOWERS on your card or project!

Here’s my project. It’s way way way busier that I normally make for cards but I really like it. And these colors are way out of the norm for me. After I got the stamp colored I was seriously thinking to myself… “Jen, the 80’s called… they want their beach house color scheme back.” but I think it works. 😀

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I finally got a chance to use some of my Sweet Pea stamps that I’ve been hoarding, lol. This one is ching-chou kuik’s Dark Royalty and I colored her with Copics. The designer paper is Basic Grey Kioshi and I have to admit that I don’t love this paper but I bought some on a whim any how and I think it worked perfectly with this image and I’m glad I had it because I colored her without really planning my papers ahead… it all just works out sometimes doesn’t it?

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I did a little shopping today and discovered a couple of fun things at Michael’s in the wedding section. One was a package of small white and cream paper flowers with something crazy like 230 flowers in it for $4.00 the other was the pearl tipped little strings that they use in corsages. I grabbed a pack of both and use them in the flower cluster. I colored the little flowers and the yellow flowers with Copics to match the colors in the card. And the sentiment is one I picked up from the Studio G by Hampton Arts dollar bin at Michael’s, you better hurry because those will go fast. They had a whole bunch of great single word sentiments with flowers and such to go with them. I stamped the sentiment with Memento Rich Cocoa and it turned out fabulously transparent which I was not expecting but I really love it. Alright, enough of my rambling. 😀

We have ANOTHER generous prize to give away this week!  We at Oh, Alice are just floored at the outpouring of generosity from these wonderful companies and are thrilled to announce that this week’s prize is being donated by STAMPOTIQUE!

That’s right!  ONE RANDOM WINNER will be chosen to WIN a $15 GC to the STAMPOTIQUE store! (they sell rubber stamps and other goodies 🙂   Good luck, and we’ll announce the winner during next week’s challenge, so get those entries in by Friday, April 16th at 8pm CST!    Make sure you link your creation at the Oh, Alice! blog to Mr. Linky and use OAC8 as your keyword when uploading to a gallery.  Thanks!

Happy Stamping and Happy Spring!

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