I started by heat embossing the leaves in white with WOW Bright White Embossing Powder on a piece of heavy water colour paper before colouring them in with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I usually use Strathmore paper for water colouring, but this time I'm using Canson Mixed Media 300gsm Paper. LOVE it! Colour goes on smoothly and it does not warp with heat embossing.
For the leaves I used Pine Leaves and Mowed Lawn. For the little buds I used Scattered Straw and a touch of Squeezed Lemonade.
The background is colour washed with Evergreen Bough and I did some free hand swirling with Peacock Feathers to create some movement . The greeting is from Birthday Words A5 sheet, stamped with VersaFine Olympia Green.
I also heat embossed the bloom, this time with Ranger Specialty Embossing Powder Rose Quartz embossing powder, followed by Distress Inks, adding a darker shade of red each time: Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Aged Mahogany. When dry, I fussy cut the flower and adhered it to the card over the leafy background and off the card base.
Finally, I gave in to a little shine with the Wink Of Stella Brush Tip Glitter Marker in Clear... couldn't be helped! It's not obvious in the photo but trust me, it's there IRL.
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This really is an easy card and the embossed outline makes water colouring a breeze. You know me, I don't go for complicated techniques! These sketchy images are perfect for colouring in the lines. The card is also flat as a pancake - perfect for mailing!
Thanks for stopping by today. I haven't posted or visited much this week. Sorry about that. Rosie's having a tough time. We've had a few good days and it's time for a few not so good ones, I guess. As you know Rosie's not one to give in to a few aches and pains and we're cheering her on. I'll make some time for blogging this weekend. Hope to see you soon. Here's picture of Rosie looking guilty because she was caught napping on the one decent sofa we have left. We pretended not to notice. :)