Day three of Clearly Besotted sneaky peeks :D I think Clearly Besotted are the best at beautiful fine-lined flowers and my favourite way to stamp them is in Versamark and white heat embossed; the white I feel is much softer and elegant than a darker outline. And elegant certainly fits the Just Darling set with its lovely images and sentiments. I chose the Mother sentiment as, here in the UK, Mother’s Day is just around the corner :D
I debated which colouring media to reach for but then decided I haven’t used pencils on kraft for a while and I thought it would really suit a yellow daffodil. I cut a Stitched Rectangle of Neenah desert storm for the image, white heat embossing the flower and the sentiment in one go.
I pulled out Prismacolor pencils and rummaged through my set pulling out all the shades of yellow and mustard for the flower and all the greens for the leaves and stem. I also added in white for the highlights and black and brown to add more depth to the shadows. I did add a coating of Wink of Stella and a sprinkling of enamel dots before mounting the panel over patterned paper and pegged on to a white card base.
I have another project for tomorrow before the new release goes live at 10pm UK time (5pm EST) over at Clearly Besotted and Simon Says Stamp :D In the meantime, for more fun peeks check out what Stephanie, the Design Team and our guests for the month have been up to over at Stephanie’s blog :D
Stamps – Clearly Besotted just darling; Dies – Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangles; Ink – Versamark; Embossing Powder – Simon Says Stamp white; Pencils – Prismacolor; Card – Neenah solar white 110lb, desert storm 80lb; Paper – Heidi Swapp hello today, Teresa Collins nine & co; Accents – Zig wink of stella clear glitter pen, Signo uniball white gel pen, My Mind’s Eye enamel dots; Tools – EK Success powder tool
Beautiful coloring, Debby.
So pretty – love all the layered papers!
Beautiful card! When daffodils bloom, it is spring! Its cold here, so I am longing for spring and daffodils. Would be great for Easter cards too!
Oh, this is just perfect. Your colouring is really beautiful and I like the way you’ve placed the enamel dots!
And you rock those beautiful floral stamps every time!
This is gorgeous and inspiring me to get my Prismacolor out and start coloring.
Can you tell us how you used the powder tool in this project?
Hi Katherine, as the flower is heat embossed on the kraft, I treated the card with the powder tool before stamping and adding the powder to try and prevent the powder sticking where I didn’t want it. Hope that helps :D