I'm sure I've said before that I don't normally make many floral cards... I love flowers and
plants with many in our garden and have a few sets in my stash but they're not my go-to images.
Having said that I couldn't resist this huge Hydrangea image which is one of the new line of stamps from
Colorado Crafts called Big and Bold.... and they certainly are!!
I stamped the whole image in Shaded Lilac and Bundled Sage distress ink, trying to ink the flowers
and leaves/sem in the correct colour but not fussing too much if it isn't exact as the watercolour will hide any
overlaps. I then painted the whole image and used the shading on the stamp to guide me with light and dark areas.
I went with a loose style and allowed the layers to dry before adding more.
I finished off by returning the piece into my Stamping platform and re-stamped the whole
image using Versafine Clair Morning Mist which made the image much crisper.
I used a square die to cut the final area I wanted to use on a 5"sq card and then heat embossed a sentiment
from the Anything But Basic Encouragement Stamp onto a strip of vellum.
I felt it didn't show enough so I used a wider strip behind it which gives a nicer finished look too.
These florals are great for colouring, there large size is great for that and
they cover a card easily but still have a Clean and Simple feel.
Thanks for stopping by :)