20 May 2018

Birthday Peony

Hello there, today I have a card to share using the new Peonies Stamp Set from Hero Arts. I am in love with all the new florals that they have brought out, perfect for colouring!

I started off by stamping the large peony image using black ink on to Fabriano Artistico watercolour paper. I then did a light wash of Daniel Smith Quinacridone Rose watercolour to the petals and Undersea Green to the leaves. Once dry, I coloured the peony with colored pencils. I used mainly Polychromos and then added some white highlights with a Caran d'Ache Luminance white pencil. The colours I used are listed below the supplies section.
The image panel was then cut down to 5.25" x 4" and added to a Fog card base with ATG. I took the 'happy birthday' sentiment from the Eat Cake All Day Stamp & Cut and stamped this on to black cardstock using Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was then cut in to a strip and added to the card with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Sparkling Clear sequins.

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
COLOUR PENCILS: Flower petals - Polychromos 199, 133, 125, 129, Luminance 001 White. Leaves - Polychromos 199, 174, 168, Luminance 001 White.
Unfortunately the photos aren't quite doing the colouring justice but I think the watercolour helped to give a base to the colour pencils. Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great rest of the weekend!


  1. Beautiful card Michelle, I love how you used a combination of media.

  2. Michelle, this is so pretty!

  3. Very nice card! I love the peony!!

  4. So very pretty Michelle! Lovely card, and that floral looks like a great size for colouring. Beautiful card xx

  5. This is simply beautiful, Michelle x

  6. Oh lovely! I love that you used quinacridone. It's my favourite word for a colour! I think you're right, the watercolour did give a good base for the pencils and I need to see if I can get my hands on that Caran D'Ache Luminance pencil. It does give lovely highlights xx


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