Saturday, April 24, 2021

Spring Flowers Birthday

Hello again!  I hope you're doing well.  Today I'm sharing a card that I made for three challenges - Seize the Birthday, The Flower Challenge and Addicted to Stamps (my second entry for this current challenge).

ATSC #403

One of my favorite spring flowers is the cherry blossom, so I thought no better way to go than to use Ellen Hutson's Mondo Sakura. I decided to watercolor these big, beautiful blooms using my Karin markers.  I use the term "watercolor" loosely as what I did was such an simple technique.  

After gold embossing the floral image on watercolor paper, I used a #8 round brush to bring water to each petal, use the marker to drop in some color at the petal base, then mostly let the water do the work, with a bit of help with my brush to get the color moving.  After the petals and leaves were done, water was added around the image and water colored in light blue.

When dry, the panel was trimmed down, splattered with the pink marker color and white gouache (both watered down), then added to the Ivory card base with foam tape.  The large sentiment was die cut from gold once and white twice then layered together and added to the panel.  I trimmed down a sentiment strip and adhered above the die cut, then added a few sparkling clear sequins for the final touch.

Thank you for taking time to visit, I really appreciate it!  Take care and enjoy the remainder of your weekend!


Stamps:  Mondo Sakura (EH)
Paper:  Ivory (Simon Says Stamp), Arches Cold Press watercolor, Gold Pearl (Tonic), Reverse Sentiment Strips (SSS)
Ink:  Versamark
Other:  "You" die (MFT), Rose Gold embossing powder (Altenew), Karin Brushtip Pro markers, White Gouache, Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)


Cathy said...

This is so pretty Stef and your watercolouring looks amazing! Might try this method as I need help with this medium! Thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

Nancy said...

Oh Stef, This is gorgeous! I love every inch of it! I don't do much watercoloring as it intimidates me, thanks for giving me the confidence to try again with your suggestions. Thanks for playing along at Seize the Birthday!

foleysfriend said...

What a lovely card. I like the gold embossing and how you repeated the gold with the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

sue n.

maria f. said...

You had me at cherry blossom! Lovely card.

Aileen said...

Such a beautiful card I love the flower used and the soft colouring. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam