Sunday, 6 May 2018

FS587 - Marvelous Mom



Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper, Connie (Conniecraft). I chose this card as my inspiration:



I focused on Connie's:
-pink florals
-blue, green, pink colours
-layout (flowers in bottom left, sentiment above right)

I changed:
-softened the colours, added more white
-fewer background elements

I'm using some of the newest products from Essentials by Ellen, that are available starting today!

I started with a watercolour panel and inked up the newest Mondo flower (Mondo Sakura) with Versamark, and embossed with Alabaster embossing powder.

I wanted the petals to be mostly white, with soft pink centres, so I watercoloured the flowers by filling each each petal with water and then laying down some It's A Girl ink in the centres, and letting the pigment travel in the water. This results in a natural fade out. Once the petals were dry, I added a layer of pink in the centres for more intense colour. I added some Garden Green to the stems and filled in the background with Skylight and filled in the stamens with a Zig Clean Color Real Brush marker.

To add interest, I used the matching die to cut out the flowers and placed them in the bottom left corner. Using some of the 'off-cut' watercoloured background, I cut out MOM using the new Block Alphabet dies and popped them up with foam tape. I used some of the script sentiments from the new Totally Random Sayings Version 2, stamped in Black Jack ink.



I used:

6 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Beautiful - such pretty colouring, Jo x

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful card...love those sweet flowers and your sentiment is amazing!

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card Ardyth - love your water colouring and the fabulous die cut made from the off cuts.
Blessings
Maxine

Quillish said...

Gorgeous.. gorgeous.. gorgeous!!

Eliz Stewart said...

Great video Ardyth!

wienerhoneymooners said...

LOVE the softness!