Isn't that a great sketch? I love it.
You probably haven't paid very close attention to the cards I make, but I rarely stamp with images that need to be colored in. Why? I'm not very good at drawing or coloring. You definitely don't want me on your team if we're playing Pictionary. When it comes to coloring in images, the highlights, shadows, and blending of colors intimidates me.
Today I stepped completely out of my comfort zone and decided to watercolor the flower. It was so much easier than I thought! I'm not saying that I'm ready to start watercoloring images of people yet, but the flower was surprisingly easy to do.
I stamped the flower image three times in Stazon Black ink on Shimmery White cardstock. I colored over the entire image with Pretty in Pink ink using my Watercolor Brush. Next I took some Rose Red ink and went along the edge of each petal. Then I took some Regal Rose ink and painted it next to the Rose Red ink. Last I went over each petal and tried to blend the three colors together. That's probably not the correct way to do it, but it worked for me.
As you can (hopefully) see in this photo, I took the three flowers and cut them out and layered them on top of each other using dimensionals. The bottom layer is the entire flower, the middle layer is everything but the outside row of petals, and the top layer is just the center of the flower. This give the flower lots of depth and dimension. You can also see in this photo that I sewed around all four squares of designer series paper as well as around the larger rectangle layer of designer series paper.
For the inside of my card I added a little interest by using the same ribbon and paper as the front of my card. I also used the Eyelet Border punch to create a row of scallops.
Thank you so much for stopping by! ~Dannie
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, All Holidays
Paper: Shimmery White, Pretty in Pink, Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Raspberry Tart DSP
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Black Stazon
Accessories: Rose Dew Drops, Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Dimensionals, Janome Sew Mini, Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities
Punches: Eyelet Border