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!


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

  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!

  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!

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


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