Hello everyone. Well, another weekend is looming, and I am only just in time for this challenge over at Less is More to make a one layer card with Spring flowers,so I will keep this brief. Well, as brief as I am able. Some of you are probably laughing now as I am not good at being minimal.
I used a set of stamps by Sheena Douglass called Floral Fantasy - Bluebells and Daffodils. This has to be a one layer card so I stamped one of the daffodil flowers three times using Memento London Fog ink, and then I stamped three more and cut them out to use as masks. I used Crafters Companion's Stick and Spray to temporarily stick them over the stamped images. I then selected three of the leaves and stamped them again using the London Fog ink. I decided to colour using some inks and a watercolour brush . The inks I used were Adirondacks in Sunshine Yellow, Butterscotch, Lettuce and Bottle, and Distress ink Spiced Marmalade. I stamped the 'Daffodil' stamp using Memento Tuxedo Black, and then finished by adding some Adirondack in Stonewashed to give the impression of a nice blue sky having first masked the flowers.
I must admit to finding one layer cards quite difficult, and when I had finished I wasn't totally sure that I liked the result, but decided to go with it. After taking the photos the finish wasn't as tidy as I would have liked as some of my brush strokes were a bit wayward but close ups are never very forgiving, and I am rather a perfectionist. Anyway, I hope you all like it.
Thank you for dropping by and have an enjoyable weekend.