Today I’m sharing some flowers I stamped in the fall, but only just got around to making into a card. Back then I got busy making Halloween cards, and then Christmas, so fall took a back seat. It always happens. So here are my fall flowers in January. These Chrysanthemums are from Flourishes’ A Year in Flowers 3 stamp set.
Whenever possible I like to watercolor my images. It depends on the kind of paper I stamp on and where I’m doing my coloring. If I’m at my desk at home I’ll take that opportunity to watercolor. I stamped in Palette Noir ink on 90 lb hot press watercolor paper and painted with Stampin’ Up! inks.
The flowers were painted first with So Saffron. . .
And then Really Rust, letting a little bit of the Saffron peek at the petal edges.
I started the leaves with Certainly Celery. . .
And added Always Artichoke for deeper shading.
To finish, I sponged around the edges with So Saffron and then smoothed the sponged ink with a wet paint brush. Finally, I used Close to Cocoa for shadowing close to the image.
I framed the flowers very simply on CTMH cardstock which I sanded for a distressed look. The embossed panel was made with a Cuttlebug folder from the Heritage Collection.
The little bit of designer paper I used is My Mind’s Eye A Beautiful Life.
Spellbinders dies used are Labels Four; Large and Small Standard Ovals; and Floral Flourishes.
The lace bow was made with Mrs. Wright’s hem tape from the fabric store, and Kaiser rhinestones are the final finishing touch.
This was a rather quick card, actually. A simple design, and watercoloring is nearly always a quicker process for me than Copic coloring. It helps that the stamp illustration shows you exactly where to put your shading.
Got to run, now. I feel as though I hurried through this post, and I apologize if it appears that way. We were out in the fields and woodlands with the dogs all afternoon and I plan to do nothing after dinner (evening blogger, here). I hope you enjoyed looking. Have a beautiful day!