I was recently introduced to a new to me company, Picket Fence Studios. I was delighted to see the range of styles they produce – cute, trendy, quirky, modern, great sentiment sets and gorgeous florals. There is something for everyone in their range and for a relatively new company I think that is quite an achievement. It is probably no surprise that I was drawn to this stunning Rose Bouquet set which had me immediately reaching for my watercolours. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
I stamped the large rose image on a piece of Arches Cold Pressed watercolour card with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I stamped it a few times to ensure I could see the outlines on the textured watercolour card.
I used my favourite Daniel Smith watercolours choosing a vintage palette of dusky pinky/peach with muted blue/green leaves. I added a few paint splatters to extend the edges of the image slightly, and then when dry I added depth of colour to shadow areas with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I then liberally splattered the piece with a solution of Perfect Pearls.
I cut the panel with a Wonky Rectangle die and set aside while I worked on the sentiment.
Vellum has always been a favourite of mine, and recently I’m reaching for it again and again as a great way to add a subtle sentiment which tones with the piece without dominating and so letting the focal point shine. Also, adding a sentiment banner be it vellum or card is a ‘safe’ way to add a sentiment without ruining the watercoloured piece. No end of times I’ve stamped a sentiment on watercolour card and then found that the textured nature of the card means the sentiment hasn’t stamped so well and that annoys me. So, yes, banners and skinny sentiment strips all the way for me!
I stamped a sentiment from the Rose Bouquet set in clear embossing ink on vellum, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set. I then trimmed the vellum to a banner and folded it over the edge of the watercoloured panel before tying twine around the top.
I mounted the finished panel on a Desert Storm card base and accented with sequins. The vellum banner is secured on the back of the watercoloured panel, and the twine helps too but I also added one sequin to the side of the banner, and this provided an extra place to hide adhesive and keep the vellum in place.
I really enjoyed using this Rose Bouquet set from Picket Fence Studios, and I’m delighted to see a new company bringing their style and ingenuity to our crafting supplies. I have another card made using their cute and quirky Bear Family set which I hope to get photographed and share with you soon.
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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