Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper, Connie (Conniecraft). I chose this card as my inspiration:
I focused on Connie's:
-blue, green, pink colours
-layout (flowers in bottom left, sentiment above right)
-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.