|Close-up of floral images :-)|
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Happy Birthday with Picture Perfect Flowers
I hope all of you are enjoying your week so far! I wanted to share another Mixed Media card I created last night using the TGIF Challenges! #tgif59 Sketch Challenge and Seize The Birthday "Sunshine" Challenge (you cannot have flowers without sunshine, right?) :-)
I decided to experiment with watercolor using Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Markers and the floral and leaf images from Stampin’ Up! Picture Perfect stamp set.
If you have not had a chance to check out the challenge sites, I hope you will do so- fabulous inspiration from all!
Ink the #2 rose image from Picture Perfect using a Ranger® Tim Holtz® Picked Raspberry Distress Marker and stamp the image onto watercolor paper.
Use an AquaPainter™ to soften the edges, adding more marker directly to the paper to define the petals and ink the #3 image with the Seedless Preserves Distress Marker.
Continue to soften the edges and repeat the steps above for the next two flowers (removing ink from the stamp to avoid overlapping images).
Add the leaves using the Mowed Lawn Distress Marker softening the edges with the AquaPainter™.
Add Salty Ocean Distress Marker
Use a Speedball® Elegant Writer® to add dark shadows and soften with an AquaPainter™ and use Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Black Soot Crayon as needed.
Ink the #3 floral image once more using Seedless Preserves and stamp over the flowers defining the petals.
Use the Big Shot™ with the Square Framelits™ to cut out the image and mount onto a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.
Trim a piece of Pretty in Pink cardstock larger than the stamped image leaving a space at the bottom (per the sketch), mount onto a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock and trim close to the edge.
Ink the border stamp from Timeless Textures using Pink Pirouette Classic Ink and stamp onto the lower part of the Pretty In Pink frame.
Emboss a piece of Old Olive cardstock using the Boho Chic Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, trim and mount onto a piece of Pretty In Pink cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.
Add the entire panel onto the card base created from a piece of Extra Thick Whisper White cardstock.
Add the strips of Pretty In Pink and Rich Razzleberry cardstock to the card front, mount the watercolor focal image using dimensional foam.
Add the Silver Cord loops along with the heat embossed sentiment and add water droplets using the splatter stamp from Timeless Textures (stamped in water) to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Picture Perfect, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Timeless Textures
Ink: Versamark™, Pink Pirouette Classic Ink; Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Markers- Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean; Distress Crayons- Mermaid Lagoon, Black Soot; Speedball® Elegant Writer®
Paper: Watercolor, Basic Black, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pretty In Pink (retired)
Accessories: Big Shot™, Boho Chic Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Square Framelits™, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Silver Cord, retired Hexagon Punch, AquaPainter™
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I had fun with this experiment and will be using Distress Markers for watercolor again soon! Hugs and I hope you have a blessed week, my friends!