Friday, March 17, 2017

Tulips and boots

This card kind of developed as I was going along. I stamped the Technique Tuesday, Bootiful Tulips on some Bristol smooth paper so that I could color it with my Zig brush markers. I started out with just three colors and some water but as I was going along, I added a darker green and purple for some shadows. I also took a really light blue/gray color and outlined around the whole image. Not sure it shows in the pictures but in real life it makes the image show up a little more. I like how it came out but then came trying to add a sentiment.






For some reason, I was determined to make this a one layer card but I hadn't planned it out well before I started and the image was in an awkward spot. So, I stamped the sentiment on one side but I really didn't like how it looked and ended up trimming it off. Then I had a really skinny, long card, so I trimmed the bottom too. Now I had a much smaller card and still hadn't put the sentiment on it. I found the 'just for you' sentiment from clearly besotted and it seemed to fit the space. I used silver embossing powder to add some shine. However, I wasn't careful enough at getting all of the little specks off so there was a bit of a halo effect.




Since the whole card had kind of been an experiment, I decided to use my white gel pen and outline around the embossed sentiment to see if that would help make it a little neater. It covered up a lot of the little specks! Yay :) Lesson of the day, don't give up. Something will work eventually. Lol.

I am entering this in the CAS Watercolor challenge - Spring colors


Thanks for taking a look!

4 comments:

  1. Hi Cheryl, Your watercoloured spring bouquet and rubber boots container are so beautifully coloured :-) TFS .and joining us at CAS Watercolour

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  2. I'm glad you didn't give up, Cheryl! This is such a pretty card! The boots and tulips are colored beautifully and I would have never know the sentiment isn't just what you intended! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  3. All you hard work paid off, Cheryl. This is really beautiful. Great sharing with the tulips and boots ... they really do look 3-D. And the sentiment looks perfect that you used. Thanks for the tip about using a white gel pen to cover up stray ep! And thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  4. Oops ... I meant shading with the tulips and boots. :) It's late. :)

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