Hello again! I'm back today with a card made for the color challenge at The Paper Players, and the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to "Emboss It". I love the color combination that LeAnne chose this week, and it worked perfectly with the sunflower image from the new SSS Summer Flowers stamp set.
I began by stamping the sunflower in Versamark just off the left side of the watercolor paper panel, then heat embossing with white embossing powder. Next I stamped the flower again in black ink on a piece of masking paper, which was fussy cut then used to cover the flower so I could layer on the inked flower stem. Once that was stamped and heat embossed, I started water coloring with Distress inks.
I started by adding Tumbled Glass ink to the background after laying down a bit of clear water. I didn't try to apply an even cover over every bit of the panel, rather I just used my paint brush to push ink around to touch most areas. After drying with the heat tool, I then worked on the flower center using Ground Espresso, then moved onto the leaves where I blended Twisted Citron with a bit of Mowed Lawn for shading. For the flower petals I lightly painted them with Squeezed Lemonade, then let that dry. Next Scattered Straw was added towards the flower center, then a Squeezed Lemonade was again layered over the whole thing to blend the colors.
After the panel was dried, it was mounted with score tape onto a panel of Daffodil Delight card stock, and the die cut clouds and sentiment were added. Hard to see in the photos, but Clear Wink of Stella was painted onto the sentiment and clouds for some nice sparkle. The white card stock base was layered with a piece of MFT designer paper that delightfully matched the green of the color challenge and the Twisted Citron ink. Some Delicate Details Lace Tape was adhered across the middle before the top panel was added. Sequins completed the card.
Thanks so much for visiting! I've added links above to both challenges, so be sure to head over and enjoy all the amazing inspiration!
Stamps: Summer Flowers (SSS)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Daffodil Delight (Stampin' Up), Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor, Lucky Prints 6x6 Paper Pack (MFT)
Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Other: Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, #4 and #8 Round Silver Black Velvet paint brushes, Lawn Fawn Simple Puffy Clouds dies, MFT Hello There die, Chameleon Sequins (SSS), Fancy Frost sequin (SU), Delicate Details Lace Tape (SU)