Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Creative Card Crew Challenge #84 Handmade Flowers

The current challenge for Creative Card Crew is to make a card/project with handmade flowers.

This challenge is sponsored by:

Prize $12 Gift Voucher

Now for my Design Team contribution to this challenge.

I used the Wind in My Hair image for my for my card.

I colored the image using Copic markers. Lately I have been practicing shading and highlighting my images using markers from different color families. The dress uses markers from the BV, V, RV, BG, and G families. Another goal is to get better at coloring pastel images. I this was the perfect project for both.

After the image was colored, I used Sakura Stardust gel pens in rose and pink to add sparkle to the flowers in her dress and the ones blowing around her hair and skirt. I added a few dots with my white gel pen for interest.

I used my new Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors to add a background to both the image and the panel under them image. I matted my image on Dark Chocolate cardstock from Papertrey Ink. Added lace from my stash and adhered the layers together, using dimensional adhesive for the image panel.

Know, onto the challenge feature. I wanted to create a simple flower that flowed well with the image, yet would standout. I started with two Hydrangea punches by Martha Stewart. I used an inexpensive 110lb white cardstock for these. I wanted the paper to have tooth, as I planned to watercolor them, but water color paper was too thick.

I used Radiant Rain in Apple Blossom and Periwinkle because they have a beautiful shimmer that I can't really get from just watercolors alone. I watered them down quite a bit to get the perfect shade of pint and purple. I wet my flowers first and then just added drops of Apple Blossom to the edges of each flower, letting it wick to the center. I then added Periwinkle to the centers and let if blend with the Apple Blossom. I was so pleased with the outcome. It is exactly want I wanted.

I shaped each flower using my ball stylus tools, stacked them and added pearls to the centers of each flower. I finished off the clusters with small leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts.

This was such a fun card to make. I really challenged my self to step outside of my comfort zone and I love the results. 

I hope you join in the fun over at Creative Card Crew. You have two weeks to create a project. Hope to see yours there.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,

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