Sunday, September 5, 2021

Etched Meadow Flower

Hello and welcome!  Yes, a second post today, this time for the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge, where Kim has given us a fabulous sketch to play with! (you can find my earlier Sunday Stamps post here.)

I decided to go with some soft peach colors on my card.

I started by die cutting the Etched Meadow Flower and Leaves from watercolor paper, then used my Karin markers to color.  Since the markers have such vibrant colors, I just added brushed on a bit with the marker at the base of each flower and leaf, then pulled the color out with my damp paintbrush. After the initial coloring dried I went back into the flowers and some of the leaves to add more color for a bit more contrast.

To complete the card, I created a 5"x 7" ivory card base, then layered on two patterned paper designs, one as the strip across the middle.  Next I used the Tasteful Textile embossing folder (I am in love with this ef!) to created the subtle pattern on a panel of ivory, die cut it with a deckled rectangle die, then adhered the die cut flowers and sentiment strip.  After the decorated panel was mounted on the card with foam tape, the final step was to add some enamel dots.

That's it for today!  Thanks for visiting, I always appreciate it so much!  

Take care and stay safe!


Stamps:  Best Friend Ever (sentiment/Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Ivory (SSS), Arches 140# cold press watercolor, Simply Vintage Cottage Fields 6"x 8" paper pad (Simple Stories)
Ink:  Versafine Pinecone; Karin markers: 200 Soft Peach 1, 281 Olive Green
Other:  Etched Meadow Flower and Leaves dies (SSS), Mix and Match Frames die (Altenew), A7 Layers Rectangle die (Waffle Flower), Fishtail Foundations die (MFT), Warm and Cozy Enamel dots (Altenew)


JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and the pretty flowers. TFS

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

That bloom is so soft and delicate Stef and I love the tone-on-tone gingham behind too - gorgeous!

Kim S said...

Those are such gorgeous flowers! I love the soft textures and soft pink patterns you used behind them. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

C├ęcile RIBON said...

What a delightful tale of the sketch! These flowers are so pretty. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.