Friday, July 4, 2014

Tutorial Time - Flower Pounding

This week's Tutorial Time challenge was brought to us by Cheryl Miller.  Check out her tutorial for Flower Pounding.  I tried it with some crepe myrtle that grows in my front yard.  The first time I worked on the leaves, I left them attached to the stem.  However, I didn't like the results.  So I did it again with just the leaves, and then I brushed in the stem with a marker.  The results were much cleaner.

What I found interesting when I did this technique was that the color of the flowers changed.  Here is a photo of the crepe myrtle from which I cut a sprig for my flower pounding.

As you can see, the flowers were definitely PINK not PURPLE.  I'm not sure how that happened!  I'm sure there's a scientific explanation, but I'm not going to go look for it!  I'm just going to enjoy my pink crepe myrtle tree.

We hope you stop over at Speedy TV and try this interesting technique.  Link up your card at the end of the post and you could win a free stamp set.

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Bring on the Sun
Ink:  Memento Teal Zeal
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Groovy Grape, Premium Heavy White; scrap of DP
Accessories:  Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Pearls, Marker, Crepe Myrtle flowers and leaves


Jane said...

Your card turned out so nice Lois. I had a little trouble with this one...
Happy 4th!

Stampsnob. said...

This is lovely the flower turned out good...........Lis

stamping sue said...

beautiful card. I remember doing this technique years ago and it was fun. time to go outside and find some flowers to pound!
stamping sue

MariLynn said...

Very pretty. I like how your pounded crepe myrtle turned out. Funny how they changed color when pounded.