Tips to extending an image. Handmade card by Debby Hughes using the Perfect Peonies set by Clearly Besotted. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/07/extending-an-image/

How sweet is this Perfect Peonies set from Clearly Besotted?! I stamped the flower arrangement in Antique Linen Distress Ink on Arches Cold Pressed watercolour card and then painted with Daniel Smith watercolours. This is probably my most favourite way to colour a flower image just recently. I love the clean and simple design that results from no line watercolouring, however, sometimes the focal point can look a bit lost without lots of layering and dimension. One way I’ve found to counteract that is by extending the image so that more is going on in the background.  I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.

Tips to extending an image. Handmade card by Debby Hughes using the Perfect Peonies set by Clearly Besotted. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/07/extending-an-image/

The Perfect Peonies image consists of the two blooms, one bud and three leaf sprigs, but by using the same colours I had painted the flowers and leaves in and creating dilute marks with my brush, I extended the image out further. I like to keep this extra leaves and blooms faint as if they are in the background more, but they help to fill out and extend the focal point over more of the card front.

Tips to extending an image. Handmade card by Debby Hughes using the Perfect Peonies set by Clearly Besotted. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/07/extending-an-image/

It’s not difficult, because to be honest, the eye sees any light pink blob with a green stem as a flower! So I added two more buds to the arrangement, one top right and one mid left and then filled in with a few green marks for more leaves. Washing some golden yellows into the top left corner of the panel to represent sunshine and a few paint splatters also help to draw the image out further.

Tips to extending an image. Handmade card by Debby Hughes using the Perfect Peonies set by Clearly Besotted. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/07/extending-an-image/

For the sentiment, I stamped the ‘perfect’ from the Perfect Peonies set in clear embossing ink and heat embossed with Antique Gold embossing powder. I cut the panel with a Wonky Rectangle and foam mounted it on a Desert Storm card base. I then added a complementary sentiment white heat embossed on Slate card and trimmed to a skinny banner. Finally, I added a few Butterfly Kisses sequins to accent and again extend the focal point that little bit further.

SUPPLIES

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.

 

Clearly Besotted PERFECT PEONIES…
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Simon Says Stamp WONKY RECTANGLES…
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Arches COLD PRESSED WATERCOLOR PAD…
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith DEBBY’S…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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SSS BUTTERFLY KISSES Sequins
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MINI MISTI
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MISTI MINI MOUSE PAD INSERT 000199
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MAGNETIC BLOCK FOR MISTI
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3M DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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Ranger MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
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Tim Holtz Tonic MAXI GUILLOTINE…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring Board
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SSS SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Ranger ANTI-STATIC POUCH ink62332
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING STORAGE…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Tips to extending an image. Handmade card by Debby Hughes using the Perfect Peonies set by Clearly Besotted. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/07/extending-an-image/

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