Hi there everyone. I have a new stamp from Chocolate Baroque called Crackling Rose and it is the loveliest rose to colour so I used Festive Berries and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks, and Sunshine Yellow and Lettuce Adirondack Inks, and also a little Seedless Preserves on the shaded parts of the flower. This was actually made before the Coneflower card which I have shown recently and which was made in a similar way. I expect you will probably guess who this card was made for.
I found a snippet of white card slightly smaller than my base card and using a blending tool I placed the red and the green at opposite corners and the yellow towards the centre. I stamped the flower using Versafine Smokey Gray ink and coloured the flower with the same colours using a water brush. The red with yellow gave a nice slightly orange look to the flower and the Seedless Preserves just darkened the shadows slightly.
The stencilling was done using a piece of non slip matting which I thought might make a nice pattern. We have used it under a few items around the house and it has
also come in handy on the bottom of the Sat. Nav holder on the dashboard
to keep it in place. I inked through it which gave the solid pattern,
and I also inked the fabric which gave that chequerboard look. I also
used a mini stencil from Creative Expressions called Shabby Harlequin.
I decided to blend a bit more of the yellow over the whole thing to try to bring it all together, and I have to say I was rather pleased with the result as I haven't actually stamped and coloured straight on to a coloured background much before and I thought that everything mixed and complemented each other fairly well.
p.s. I was surprised to find that this card found its way into the Chocolate Baroque Reader's Gallery Post here.
Before I go I have a few more photos to show you which we were taken whilst Darnell was visiting us and didn't want to show until the trip was over. It's Hammy of course, and I think he stowed away in her luggage as he didn't want to be left behind, and as he wanted to surprise everyone along the way we kept him secret, though I think there were one or two photos where there may have been a sneaky peek. He was very well behaved and was definitely a talking point.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today.
I am entering the following challenges:
Artistic Stamper August Creative Challenge - Anything Goes.
Uniko Studio - Challenge No 34 Flowers.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Fabulous Florals.
Country View Challenge for August - Hot Summer Days ( I have used hot colours)