How beautiful are these Pretty Petunias from Pretty Pink Posh! Today’s post is part of a blog hop to celebrate Pretty Pink Posh’s 4th birthday (more details on the hop below). I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
The new Pretty Petunias set is filled with lovely flower and leaf line images just perfect for a bit of no-line watercolouring. I stamped a bunch of images from the set in Antique Linen Distress Ink on Arches Cold Pressed watercolour card. The light colour and water reactive nature of this ink means that as you watercolour the ink blends in with the painting to leave a no-line look which I just love for delicate florals.
I painted the images with my favourite Daniel Smith watercolours. For the flowers, I mainly used Quinacridone Coral with hints of Hansa Yellow Light to give a peachy look in places. For the deeper tones, I used Quinacridone Rose, even mixing in a little Lunar Black for the darkest flower centre. When the flowers were dry, I added dots of white gouache to the centres to brighten them and add detail. I then die cut the flowers and leaves with their matching dies.
To construct the shaker element, I cut a Scallop Frame from Ivory card, added acetate to the back and a double layer of foam adhesive around the edges. I then adhered this to a piece of Authentic Seaside patterned paper (6×6 pad sold out but 12×12 pad still available) with a couple of scoops of Sparkling Clear sequins (4mm and 6mm sizes). I adhered the shaker to an Ivory Stitched Rectangle and then on to a Fog card base. I adhered the flowers with foam adhesive around the edges of the frame. For the sentiment, I die cut a Hello Friend Script from Slate card and adhered just the hello portion to the front of the shaker with dots of Ranger Multi Medium Matte.
For my second shaker card, I used the Birthday Friends set. I stamped the cute images in Intense Black ink on Neenah Solar White card, coloured them with a range of Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and Copic markers and then die cut with their matching dies. This is my first time trying out the Illustrator markers from Spectrum Noir, and I have to say I was very impressed. These are alcohol markers, and I used the Portrait and Landscape sets and then added in Copic markers for more colours. The markers blended well and didn’t bleed excessively when laying down several layers of colour. Also, the two brands played nicely with one another so I could add and blend colours from the two manufacturers. One significant advantage is that the markers have a brush tip one end; this is the tip I use most often, but also a bullet tip the other end – great for getting into the nooks and crannies when colouring small images. Oh and then there’s the price, the Illustrator markers work out at $3.75 each which is favourable compared to the $7.99 of a Copic marker. My favourite of the colours is the Olive Green from the Landscape set – a perfect, on-trend, chartreuse. I used this on the little boys top. With the images now coloured, I added Spectrum Noir sparkle pen and white gel pen details and then die cut them with their matching dies.
To construct the shaker element, I die cut the four squares die from the Stitched Duo 3 die set from the top right corner of a panel of white card. I lightly blended Barely Beige ink along the lower third of the white panel to ground the characters for when I added them later. I then adhered acetate to the back of the window and a double layer of foam adhesive and mounted it over a panel of card on which I had stamped and coloured the sun from the Camping Friends set and then blended Lake Shores ink around it before adding a sprinkling of 4 and 6mm Sparkling Clear sequins.
I added the shaker panel to a white card base, and then foam mounted the three partygoers. For the sentiment, I coloured a scrap piece of card with a pink Copic and then stamped the birthday wishes sentiment from the Birthday Friends set in Versafine Onyx Black ink, trimmed to a banner and foam mounted to partially cover the window.
As mentioned above, today’s post is part of a blog hop to celebrate Pretty Pink Posh’s 4th birthday. Hopefully, you will have arrived here from Lexa Levana’s blog, but if not then a good place to start is the Pretty Pink Posh blog.
There will be giveaways during the blog hop festivities, along with prizes for those who comment during the blog hop. Plus, Paulina is giving away a not-yet-released set for qualifying purchases, while supplies last!
Now it’s time to hop on over to …
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D