Alphabet Challenge – Flora or Fauna

Hello once again. I hope you are doing OK. There is a new challenge beginning at The Alphabet Challenge. We have reached the letter ‘F’ – and we want to see your Flora or Fauna. I decided to go with Flora:

I began by stamping then heat embossing in white the Honey Bee Stamps ‘In Full Bloom’ stamp, then water-colouring with my Altenew water-colour pan set. I only used one navy blue for the water-colouring, but did three layers at least, to try and create some dimension to the flowers.

I also coloured the leaves from that same water-colour set, but these are so small, I just did a simple wet and drop in the colour kinda thing.

Strangely enough, I tried to find a navy blue in my full Arteza water-colour pens – but despite my having the complete brush pen set – I couldn’t find a blue that was navy enough! Hence the use of the Altenew set.

I die-cut the outside with the matching die set and pondered on die-cutting the centre. As you see, I did cut out the centre, as the water-colour card is from Arteza and has a cream tinge to it – not white.

Then I thought this was too plain on the card base, so I took a piece of navy card-stock and dry embossed using a Crafters Companion 3D embossing folder. The first attempt – I didn’t get the plates right in my Junior, so it reversed it back out to me. Then when I did get the plates right – the depth of the folder created such dimension – the card split!

So – another piece of card, sprayed some water on it to dampen a little – hey presto! It worked. I think I’ll write down the combination ready for the future.

The sentiment is from a Simon says Stamp die and added with foam pads slightly higher than the floral frame.

I hope you can come and join us for this challenge – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Craft Rocket Challenges dry or wet embossing (both on this card)

The Flower Challengeflowers and navy plus one other colour (navy and green)

Arty Divas Challenge – anything goes

Seize The Birthday anything goes birthday with option water-colour

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8 thoughts on “Alphabet Challenge – Flora or Fauna

  1. Fantastic card, beautiful watercolouring of the florals and that embossed background, wow. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

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  2. What a gorgeous card! The flowers look fabulous and I love your watercoloring. The embossed background really raises this card to the next level. Thank you so much for joining us at the Seize the Birthday challenge!

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