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:

5 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!