Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Muse 176 - Thanks
Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge and Day 23 of #thedailymarker30day colouring challenge. We have Linda S as a guest and she's given us this pretty inspiration:
I focused on Linda's:
-2 purple flowers with green leaves
-general layout (flower position, sentiment position, minus the diagonal cut)
-(I'm SO proud of this) - partial die cut technique
This card came about for another reason too - one of the crafters I follow on Instagram (@doodleincolor) made a gorgeous card using this set. I commented that I had the set and should use it more often - we went back and forth a few times and ended with her challenging me to watercolour my card - this is the result!
I watercoloured the big flower and leaves on one panel and the smaller flower separately.
I started with a wash of distress inks over the whole thing, then layered up some colour on the flowers and leaves.
I finished with some Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to get my colours to the vibrancy I wanted.
I cut the smaller flower out using matching dies and popped it up on the panel.
I used a pierced square die to cut my panel, very carefully using the partial die cut technique so that the top leaf could poke out of the square.
-Altenew Hennah Elements
-Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
-Pretty Pink Posh Sequins