Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thank You for Altenew Challenge

I have been dying to use my new (meaning I've had it for at least six months and haven't used it yet) Floral Drape stencil from Altenew and when I saw this month's Inspiration Challenge figured it was the perfect time.

For this card I traced a portion on the stencil onto some watercolor paper with a pencil, and then painted it with watercolors.  Then I used a Versamark pen to add some accents which were embossed in gold.

My original plan had been just to use watercolors, but I didn't get the intensity I wanted, so I ended up going back in with my Prismacolor pencils to pump up the volume so to speak.  I really love the combination of watercoloring and pencil coloring.

The sentiment is from the Floral Shadow stamp set.  Normally I don't emboss on embossing, but I actually started this card over at my friend JJ's house.  This is her Judikins gold embossing powder, it's a little thinner and lighter and has a bit of texture to it.  For the sentiment I used regular Ranger gold, which is a bit darker, so I thought the contrast would be OK.  I also used my MISTI and embossed twice to give it a puffier look.  Finally, to make sure it stood out enough, I added a bit of gray pencil around it to give it that pop.

To finish the card off, I added a bit of AC glitter paper and popped the panel up over it.

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  1. This is absolutely STUNNING Miriam. Your colour choice is gorgeous with the gold EP. ♥ it!

  2. This turned out really beautiful !
    I myself have had the stencil for a long time now, however never knew what to do with it... your card is a great inspiration ! Thanks so much for sharing ! :D

  3. Wow!! This is gorgeous!! I love the gold accents and the pencil you added!!!

  4. WOW you have used the floral stamp in such a gorgeous manner
    Dr Sonia

  5. Wow....stunning card Miriam. Love your beautiful flowers.