Hello my crafty friends!! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I love this time of year when it’s almost Summer, but not quite. It’s not too warm out yet, it’s not foggy either (when it’s hot inland, we get the fog…) This weeks’ theme at Always Fun Challenges is flowers so with Summer on the brain and Spring in the air, I made this card using Altenew’s Spring Daisy set and I’m here to tell ya.. I am in LOVE with this set!! I stamped out a couple more panels because I want to copic color a few as well. There’s so many possibilities with this one!! But for these two, I used watercolors. I also made a process video which is located below or click here to be redirected to my YT channel. You can always just click on the video tab at the top as well.
I had a lot of fun making these. I had no idea where I was going to go with this one so I just kept at it and this is what I came up with. At first I was going to make that yellow flower gray, but I didn’t like where it was headed. I’m not that great of a watercolorist so I just couldn’t get the grays to do what I had in mind. And since I wasn’t liking where that yellow flower on the right was going, I started another card front, just in case I had to abandon this one. I’m soooo glad I saw it through!! I ended up with TWO cards that I love!
I painted the background a really light blue color to get the outline of the flowers to pop out more. I absolutely loved painting these. I just took my time. I did multiple layers of color, I added a few different colors in each flower. I let them air dry instead of using my heat tool. I heard I might get a better result that way. Not sure if it’s true or not, but I really like how these turned out.
For the blue and purple flowers, I did the same thing only for the darkest color, I used a very small size 1 paintbrush to feather the color out, like I would have done if I were using Copic markers.
To finish it off, I added some Nuvo drops to both cards and matched some colored card stock for the background.
And that was it!! It took me awhile to make these, only because I made two at the same time and because I air dried them, but it was totally worth it. As soon as I have some free time, I’ll copic color the other panels I stamped out and share them with you. Until then, I hope you all have a fabulous week ~
Oh! And don’t forget to head over to the Always Fun Challenges blog and add your card(s) this week. Remember, the theme is flowers. Can’t wait to see what you create!!