11 September 2017

Hello Sunflower

Hello there, today I have a card to share using the beautiful Sending Sunshine stamp set from Clearly Besotted. I adore sunflowers but I usually colour them very bright and so for my card today, I thought I would colour them with more of an autumnal feel.
 

I started off by stamping the sunflower image from the set on to watercolour paper using Hero Arts Intense Black ink. I used my Mini MISTI so that I could stamp it multiple times to get a good impression on the textured paper.  The image was then water coloured using Distress Inks. I used Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey and Gathered Twigs for the sunflower's petals. I then used Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso and Black Soot for the inside portions. The leaves were coloured using Peeled Paint and Forest Moss inks. The accompanying flowers were coloured with a very light concentration of Mustard Seed. I added the ink to a slick surface and then picked it up with a paint brush and water.
 
 
I then created a mask for the image. I stamped it on to masking paper and cut it out using scissors (this did take a while as the image is quite intricate). The mask was placed over the image and then using a blending tool, I went around the outsides with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. The colour looks a bit lighter in the photos. In real life, it is a little darker and a bit more dramatic! The water colour piece was cut down and added to a black A2 card base with ATG.
 
 
I applied some Stick It adhesive to more black cardstock and cut the MFT Hello die from it three times. These were stacked together and then added to the card. I added a coating of clear Wink of Stella on top for some shine. I then added dots of Copic Spica Pens to the flowers. It is a bit difficult to see this in the photos but when it catches the light, it is really beautiful!
 
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This card was a little out of my comfort zone with the grey background but I do like how it turned out! Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really appreciate it. I hope you have a great day!

5 comments:

  1. It's really beautiful! I love the darker background behind the flowers. It works really well with the yellow of the sunflowers. Very impressed with your masking skills! Xx

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  2. Amazing design and colour choices as always. Might give something like this a go.

    Sarah x

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  3. It's an absolute beauty Michelle! I really love the colour palette you chose, it's beautifully autumnal and really really striking. And that fussy cutting 😱, I am in awe!!! Xx

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  4. This is stunning! Your coloring is, as always, superb. I love sunflowers and have been searching for a big image. Thanks for the inspiration!

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