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 Challenge – flowers and navy plus one other colour (navy and green)
Arty Divas Challenge – anything goes
Seize The Birthday – anything goes birthday with option water-colour