Monday, February 1, 2016

Floral Glow

It's Monday evening and time to share my sample for this week's Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  Vicki has chosen a lovely combination of So Saffron, Soft Sky and Basic Gray.  "Dessert" is to use scallops.

I started with a piece of water color paper, stamping the flower image in Versamark ink, then heat embossing it with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder.  I've seen this done very nicely with other floral images so I thought I would give it a try.  Using an Aqua Painter to first wet the paper, I applied So Saffron on and around the flower, moving the ink until I had to coverage I wanted, but not trying for perfection.  I ended up with a bit of a light yellow "glow" if you will around the flower. Then the background was covered with Soft Sky, and the stem a light bit of Basic Gray.  After the water color paper dried, I trimmed it down to fit on the card.

The base is Thick Whisper White that was covered by a 5" x 5" square of Textured So Saffron.  I found a piece of Basic Gray designer series paper in the Moonlight paper stack, which was layered under the water colored piece.  Next I found a strip of polka dot Basic Gray dsp, that I cut along one side with a Scallop Border punch.

I fiddled around with a variety of sentiments and shapes, but finally settled on a simple circle with a simple sentiment, backed with a little bit of Soft Sky ribbon.

Thanks for the visit!  Be sure to use the link above to join us at the Color Challenge - there's no time limit so you're welcome to play along any time.



Product details:
Stamps:  Remarkable You, Chalk Talk
Paper:  Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, water color, Textured So Saffron, Moonlight & Patterns Pack II dsp
Ink:  Archival Basic Gray, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Soft Sky
Other:  1 1/4" Circle and Scallop Border punches, 1/8" Soft Sky Grosgrain Ribbon, Subtles Candy Dots.

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