Sunday, July 30, 2017

Blooming Bouquet

Hello again and welcome back!  Tonight I'm sharing a card made for the current challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Linda has given us a really fun sketch to work with!

Lots of possibilities with that layout but I decided to stamp a floral image on opposing corners of a 4.25 x 5.5 inch panel of watercolor paper, cut it diagonally down the middle and then layer it on a white cardstock base.  The beautiful new Blooming Bouquet stamp set from Altenew landed in my mailbox late last week, so that became my image of choice.  The main stamp is quite large so I stamped a portion of it on one corner, flipped it around and stamped another portion of it on the opposing corner, then set about water coloring with Distress Inks.

The stamp contains lots of images and some quite small, so I only used basic water coloring technique, not worrying too much about light direction, etc.  While taking a bit of time to complete, I really enjoyed water coloring this beautiful image.  After the florals were completely dried, I used very diluted Peacock Feathers and a larger round paint brush to cover the background.

After the panel was dry, it was trimmed down to 4 x 5.25", then cut diagonally.  Foam tape was used to mount the panels on the card base, then a scattering of sequins was adhered around the card and white Nuvo drops added to the center of the small coral flowers.  The sentiment from Heartfelt Sentiments, also new from Altenew, was stamped, trimmed and also popped up with foam tape.  The final touch to finish the card was to add a bit of Clear Wink of Stella to the flower petals.  You can see it better in the close up photo below.

Thanks so much for visiting, I always appreciate it so much!  Be sure to use the link above to the FMS challenge and enjoy all the amazing inspiration!


Product details
Stamps:  Blooming Bouquet, Heartfelt Sentiments (both Altenew)
Paper:  Tim Holtz Watercolor, #110 Neenah Solar White
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Distress Inks:  Milled Lavender, Wilted Violet, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, Peeled Paint
Other:  Pretty Pink Posh Wisteria Blossom Mix and Sparkling Clear Sequins, Simply White Nuvo Crystal Drops, Round #4 and #8 Silver Black Velvet paint brushes, Clear Wink of Stella


Rosemary said...

beautiful take on the sketch... that floral image is just gorgeous and you have colored it perfectly!

Linda Callahan said...

This is amazing! Your watercoloring is fabulous......gorgeous flowers! Gla you joined us at FMS!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Wow! This card is totally stunning! I love the water colouring you've given your background and your flowers are amazing! Thanks for sharing this beauty at Freshly Made Sketches this week!