Sunday, May 8, 2016

Remarkable Birthday

Hi again!  I hope you're having a great day!  Yup, I'm back with a second post today.  For this one, I have a card made for the current color challenge at Fab Friday, using Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey and Crumb Cake.  Love this mix!  I also used a prior sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for my layout (FMS234).

I started by doing a Soft Sky color wash with an Aqua Painter on a panel of water color paper.  When that was dry I stamped the flower in Archival Basic Black then colored the petals in Lost Lagoon and the stem in Crumb Cake.  When dry, it was masked off so the honeycomb image could be stamped in Hello Honey on the right edge.  Finally, the sentiment was inked up in Lost Lagoon.

A strip of designer series paper and the watercolor panel were layered on a slightly larger piece of Soft Sky, wrapped with a piece of Gold Cording Trim, then attached to the Crumb Cake Base.  It seemed to lack that last bit of "umph", so I colored the flower stamens with Gold Wink of Stella, then added splatter spots in Encore Gold on each side of the flower.

Thanks for taking a look!  If you're a mom, I hope you're having a wonderful Mother's Day!  As always, your visit and comments are so appreciated.  For some great inspiration, be sure to use the link above to visit Fab Friday.

Until next time....



Product details
Stamps:  Remarkable You, Butterfly Basics, Awesomely Artistic
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Watercolor, Love Blossoms designer series paper stack
Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Soft Sky Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake, Encore Gold
Other:  Aqua Painter, Gold Wink of Stella, Gold Cording Trim


Heather said...

Oh, this is so beautiful! I haven't gotten this set yet, but oo, I want it! Your coloring and details are just lovely! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

stampwithamyk said...

I love this! Beautifully stamped and colored. Your images and design work perfectly with the color challenge this week. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

Amanda Mertz said...

Beautiful coloring! The tiny bits of gold really make this such an elegant card! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous, Stef! I love the beautiful texture you've created in the background. This flower is lovely. Thank you so much for playing along with this FabFriday color challenge.

Cindy Beach said...

Oh, this is so pretty, Stef! I love the soft wash and masking you did for the background. It really makes that gorgeous flower stand out. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!