Do you love a go-to sketch? Yep, me too. The sweet and talented Rita Wright has given us one of those this week at Freshly Made Sketches. There are so many ways to interpret this one….you’ll see that from the design team. That is when you know you have a great sketch!
I thought I would go in an unexpected direction for this card and not put DSP in the bottom half of the focal panel. Instead I colored the background and used vellum as the crossing panel. Hard to believe I missed the chance to tie on a big bow, isn’t it?!! Believe me I tried. Just didn’t work with the watercoloring. This stamp is from the Occasions set Blessed Easter. I actually cut apart the words from the image when mounting it so that I could use each separately. This allowed me to ink up the flowers using Stazon Black and watercolor. I used my Aquapainter along with Soft Sky, Pool Party, Old Olive and Crumb Cake inks for the background. For the flowers I used the Blender Pen and Daffodil Delight, Primrose Petals and Old Olive. The sentiment is from Watercolor Wonder and it is stamped onto the White Vellum. A black button tied with thread was my final solution to finish the sketch.
As always, the team has created a cool variety of cards and you will love them! Don’t forget to tell Rita how much you love this one and join us in the gallery!
This week seems to be flying by already. If you missed my previous post with my spring baskets, make sure you check them out. I think they might be one of my favorite things I’ve ever made. Hoping to be back on Friday if I get some extra stamping time. Until then, so glad you dropped by. See you soon!
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Stamp: Blessed Easter, Watercolor Wonder; Paper: Watercolor, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, White Vellum; Ink: Stazon Black, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Primrose Petals; Accessories: Aquapainter, Blender Pen, Neutrals Buttons, Thread, Dimensionals
This is lovely! Your watercoloring is wonderful – so soft and pretty! The vellum worked perfectly!
your watercoloring is beautiful on these pretty tulips!
So so pretty,Jennifer!! I love the watercoloring…so beautiful with the soft colors!!!
I love, love, love your coloring on those beautiful tulips! And I love your interpretation of the sketch – very clever and it works so well having the vellum panel.
Wow, Jennifer! Your watercoloring is PERFECT! I love this look and you’ve mastered it! The vellum was a great choice with this design, too.
Oh what an absolutely gorgeous and very dreamy background you’ve created Jennifer! I just love, love, love this card!
This card is just amazing Jen! That colouring is beautiful! I know if I tried to do the same thing it would be a disaster! I love those tulips! So pretty!
This awesome, Jen. I am so obsessed with watercolor paper lately. I love what you did with it here.