Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and finding things to do at home in these difficult times. I have been feeling rather unsettled and my mojo has gone walkabout, probably bored with having to stay put at home..lol. I know this is necessary but not easy to cope with. Anyway, I needed a card for a friend's birthday and I already had the flower made and fussy cut out, so thought I would work a card around it. I made a card with the same flower from this freebie set here.
I coloured the flower and leaves using a set of Staedtler Watercolour brush pens. I added the colour starting with the palest pink and then a darker pink and purple, and two different greens for the leaves. After each application I used my waterbrush to spread and blend the colour. Not a perfect blend but considering these were not very expensive I thought they worked well, and on ordinary smooth card, it pilled a little but not too badly. I used a circle mask and stamped using a Chocolate Baroque stamp called Edgy Edges and heat embossed using WOW Metallic Platinum Embossing Powder. I stamped it twice to cover the circle. I then added some Adirondack Shell Pink Ink blended over the embossed circle. I finished by adding one of the Crafty Individuals Floral Flourishes and Swirls heat embossing with the same EP, and added a sentiment from the freebie set using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss EP.
I would like to introduce a new follower to my blog called Willy who is a DT member over at Art Journey and whose blog you will find here. She does some beautiful work and I'm sure she would love you to visit.
Thank you for visiting my blog today and I'll see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
AAA Birthday - No. 11 Flowers.
Stamping Sensations - March - Spring Flowers.
Penny Black and More - March - Spring Flowers.
Addicted to CAS Challenge - No. 180 Circle. (I'm not sure if this is CAS enough, but there is quite a lot of white space so I am taking a chance).
Daring Cardmakers - Floral Focus.
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - No. 382 Make Your Mark.
Happy Little Stamper March Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes (optional Flowers).
(so pleased to be chosen the winner of this challenge)