Thursday, June 29, 2017

Altenew June Inspiration Challenge

Hey everyone!  I've got another challenge card to share.  I don't get to play along with challenges as much as I'd like these days, so two in two days is pretty darn good.

This time I'm playing along with Altenew's June Inspiration Challenge.

I've been eyeing the Floral Shadow stamp set for a while, and finally picked it up this month and just had to use it right away.

I stamped and clear embossed several of the images on a watercolor panel, and then added watercolor.  This was done with just three colors, really mostly two, a brown a purplish pinkish color, and then later a darker purple just for some accents.  In terms of application rather than a lot of brushing, it was more light dabbing and touching color to the panel and then adding water to soften if needed.

I worked in layers, adding color, letting things dry or soften and then going back and adding more.  When you build up the color in layers you can get a really rich and still luminous effect.

Once I was happy with the overall color, I added some splatter using the two main colors.

The sentiment is from label love, and I popped it up over a bit of thread and added some sequins for some sparkle and texture.

Hope you like it!

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  1. This looks spectacular! Love the beautiful soft watercoloring! Wow!!
    xx Ashwini

  2. This is amazing!! I LOVE how you did the embossing and then used those lovely watercolors on this card. I cannot tell you how much I adore your design!

  3. Wow!! This is STUNNING!!! I love the colors!!

  4. Wow...such a beautiful card. Love those amazing colors, really love this look.

  5. I am glad you entered the challenge. I have this set and love what you've done with I can try this one! Thank you for sharing

  6. I love the way this turned out. Beautiful work. TFS. Daria