Since I don't know much about flowers, I like to look them up on the Internet to determine what colors they naturally come in. In doing so, I discovered that sweet peas come in many different colors, but I was inspired by this recent project and used Spring Moss and Berry Sorbet. After stamping the polka dots on the card and adding the scallop, I decided to try something different for the sentiment. I wanted to try something that wouldn't clutter the card or get in the way. I added a strip of clear cardstock on which I stamped the sentiment with StazOn ink. I adhered it with a glue dot on one end and added a button. I then added a tiny bit of adhesive along the edge of the other end. You can't see any of the adhesive when it's all said and done.
I tried something different with my coloring, inspired by the uber talented Debbie Olson (my craft idol!). I studied her gorgeously colored cards and really liked how she achieved an airy, almost water colored effect on some of her flowers. I love her shading and tried to achieve a similar look on this card by coloring very lightly and using my colorless blender quite a bit. I really like how it turned out! Thanks, Debbie, for the never ending inspiration!
I think I may turn into a color-er yet! I am really loving my Copics and I (once again) wonder why it took me so long to catch on! There are so many great artists out there who really know what they are doing. I hope to develop just a fraction of their talent one day! I'll keep practicing, coloring my flowers until then!
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Stamps: Year of Flowers: Sweet Peas, Polka Dot Basics (PTI)
Paper: Spring Moss, Berry Sorbet, Stamper's Select White, Clearly Cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Spring Moss (PTI), Black StazOn, Black Momento (Tsukineko)
Other: Berry Sorbet & Spring Moss Copic Color Collection (PTI), Melon Berry vintage button (PTI), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), medium scalloped border die (PTI)