Happy Sunday. Time for another sketch. This one is pretty simple. I love the potential for making blended backgrounds with this one.
Card: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Image/Sentiment Panel: 2-1/4 x 5
I started by cutting my watercolour paper to size. Next I decided on my palette. I went with Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon.
I created my palette on a larger clear block and then brushed water on the paper and started to add colour. The first pass of everything was quite faint, so this is probably 3 or 4 layers or colour.
While letting that dry, I went through my stamp stash to see what kind of image would go well. I decided on this lovely floral image from the Fresh Florals set by Clearly Besotted. I placed the painted panel in my mini MISTI and then inked up the stamp with white pigment ink. I did three separate impressions of the white ink. I find that because the pigment ink sits on top of the paper (rather than absorbing into it) a colourful background can end up shining through and muting the pigment. Stamping three times (letting it dry each time) helps to prevent this.
Next, I chose this nice little Thank You sentiment from the same set. The final step was to adhere that to my card base.
Stamps: Fresh Flowers (Clearly Besotted)
Ink:Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon, Fresh Snow, Tropical Teal
Paper: Cotton paper, stamper's select
Up next, Chera's returns!
another idea instead of making the image white on my pretty purple background I decided to do some rose gold embossing and painting in some more seedless preserves inside the butterflies to make them darker then the panel! The butterflies are from Simon Says Stamp “beautiful day” and the sentiment is from an oldie but a goodie from Wplus9 “basic banners”.
Hope you enjoy and feel inspired! We look forward to seeing your creations!!
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