Monday, 19 September 2016

Bouquet of Sunflowers

Hello everyone,September is a very busy month for me, with lots of family Birthdays. My Mother-in-Law has her Birthday in September, and so when I needed to make another DT project this design seemed perfect to double up as her Birthday card. She loves sunflowers, they are her favourite flower, and so I wanted to make them the focal point of the card.

I have created the card, using stamps from the Sunny Sunflowers stamp set, stamping the flowers and leaves, masking them as I went along, to create a cluster of flowers in the corner of the card. Once I had masked all of the images, I created a Brusho background, using red, yellow and brown pigments.
I embossed an image from the Texture Fragments stamp set around the edge of the background, using gold embossing powder. I then coloured the images in using Distress Markers, and added some shading with Faber Castell watercolour pencils.
Finally, I added a sentiment from the Mackintosh Sentiments stamp set, and matted the background onto a black card blank.

Once I had created my card, I had quite a bit of left over colour on my craft mat. I used a large water colour tag to mop up some of the colour, and dried it completely. I repeated the process a couple of times, until I was happy with the overall colour on the tag. I stuck the tag to a thick piece of burgundy card, and added some shading, using Seedless Preserves Distress Ink around the edge of the tag.

I stamped some more sunflowers and leaves onto some spare watercolour paper, and coloured them in using Zig Clean Colour markers. I arranged the flowers and leaves onto the tag, adhering them with a dries clear glue. I added some micro beads to the centre of the main flower for some added texture. Some toning ribbon completes the tag.
 Thanks for stopping by, xx


scrAPpamondo said...

Awwww.... I'm in love with both these piece if art!! Great work masking the fabulous cluster of flowers before making the Brushos background! And the gold embossing on the edge looks really gorgous! Love the sweet and delicate tag, too! Very light and feminine. Brushos watercolours can be never wasted :)

Evelyn Browning said...

Doesn't that texture fragment work well with the flower centres - adding to the cushiony feel that sunflower centres have & I particularly like the way your brown brush echoes the brown of the flower centres. However, it's your tag that really caught my eye - the way your green ribbon picks out the green of the leaves & I love the soft spattered effect of the background with that lovely purply piny plum colour & micro beads are lovely for the texture of sunflower centres.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Judith, love both your card and tag. Wonderful colours and texture, those big blooms are fabulous, brilliantly designed, Kate x

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