I love the beautiful colors in this photo...the pink and peach colors in the flowers and the blues and grays in the leaves. Nichole suggested using a water color medium that we're not comfortable with, and that definitely meant Zig water color markers to me! I have a love/hate relationship with these markers...every once in awhile something turns out ok, but most of the time I'm very frustrated with them! I've been told paper is the key to getting good results with these markers, so I guess I need to do some more experimenting! But anyway, I feel I was somewhat successful this time, but it did take 2 tries before I was happy with the result! Take a look:
I silver embossed on heavy weight white cardstock the main flower image from the new Especially You set, and then used my Zigs and water to color in the flower and leaves. While that was drying, I worked on my background layer where I stamped in gray ink the flower image repeatedly on a piece of Blueberry Sky cardstock, and then die cut the hole border using the Mix & Mat: Flourishes die. I also die cut the tea cup (Fancy Tea Cup die) with white and silver embossing for the top layer and a piece of Blueberry Sky DSP for the back layer. Here's a closer up view:
I thought about adding bakers twine, sequins, Rainstones, ribbon, etc., but in the end decided I liked it just the way it is. I also left the sentiment off the front of the card and instead put it on the inside: Grateful for little things, big things, and especially you. Love everything about this new floral set, from the beautiful flowers and the wonderful sentiments!!
Can't wait to see how everyone else was inspired by this month's photo, so I'm off to hop along. You can too...find it all right HERE.
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