Sunday, February 21, 2021

Been working on this for a couple days...

 ...and I finally finished it!

Hello friends, glad that you stopped by. Here's the

card I'm talking about:

 and the inside:

I just bought this new-to-me stamp set a couple 

months ago, and it's the first time using it. (NBUS!)

When I finished coloring the first flower, I really wasn't happy about

how it came out. I looked at images of colored flowers and tried just

flicking the four colors I used, leaving bits of white space here and

there. It came out so much better that way, so I stamped the top

flower and colored it again:

Once everything was colored and fussy cut, I also fussy cut

the lone flower, going around the edge with a black marker,

then gluing it on top of the original image. You'd never know

unless you ran your finger over the image!

On the main panel, I wanted a bit of color behind the flowers, so I did

a light wash using Scattered Straw Distress Ink. When that dried, I used

a burlap stencil and randomly went over the colored parts with the

same ink. Of course, I wound up covering up most of the 

stenciled bits. LOL! I gave the berries and the centers of the

yellow flowers a coating of Wink of Stella before adhering to the 

card base. The sentiment is heat embossed on a little banner.

Another sentiment finishes the inside.

Now that I've figured out how to color flowers better, perhaps I'll

start using them more! 😁

That's it for now. I hope that you have a wonderful rest of

your weekend. Thanks for visiting!


I'd like to enter this at:

The Flower Challenge #53 - new stamps/dies

NBUS Challenge #23 

Addicted to Stamps and More #399 - any occasion



Spectrum Noir markers used:

roses: AP1,AP2, AP3, AP4, PP1

yellow flowers: CT1, CT4, BO3

berries: TB3, TB5

leaves: CG2, AG3, JG5

stems: MB4, EB8

 

Supplies:

Stamps: Honey Bee stamps - Everything Wonderful; Recollections - Happy Mother's Day

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Scattered Straw; Versamark

CS: Spectrum Noir; Strathmore mixed media paper; Taylored Expressions; Bazzill

Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; GC; Sunny Studio - Frilly Frames Polka Dots die; water and paint brush; Tim Holtz - burlap stencil; Stampendous - detail white EP; heat gun; PFS - blending brush; Recollections - rhinestones

Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares

7 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous card, Chris!! Spotted this beauty at NBUS and was enthralled by your coloring and the colors you combined - stunning floral spray!! Light burlap stenciling behind adds the perfect touch!!

Christi Conley said...

Gorgeous card!! Flowers, well, I still struggle, but maybe your tip will help me as well!! This card stuck out to me at NBUS so I had to come check it out! Hugs, Christi

Lindsey said...

That is an absolutely PERFECT save! Although I'm not seeing anything particularly wrong with the first flower, either. ;) Gorgeous card. And thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

Darnell said...

This is a stunner, Chrispy! I like your flick technique with the colors and the lovely look it created, so thanks for that tip! I love the lightly stenciled background and layering, too, and I think it was a great idea to replace the single flower rather than start all over! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Take care! Hugs, Darnell

Viv said...

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card over at 'The Flower Challenge';) Viv DT xx

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card and I love your coloring! Gorgeous job and thank you for playong along with us at The Flower Challenge!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Chris: I apologize for my late comment on your beautiful card, I love the design and your coloring is absolutely gorgeous.
I slipped on the ice last week and hurt my right elbow, ughhh!! It was hard to type, still is but I have this elbow on a pillow and that makes it better.
Anyway, thank you so much for sharing your card with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, I hope you will play along again next time.
XO
Maria.

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