The image I am using is called Mama's Fuchsias. Christy has a TON of gorgeous digital and clear stamps in her store. If you aren't familiar with Tiddly Inks, I suggest you check out the store!
I printed the stamp out onto Bristol smooth paper. I grabbed several colors of Zig Clean Color real brush markers, a waterbrush and got to coloring. No extra fancy coloring here. I layed down a little color and spread it out with the waterbrush. If I felt I had too much color I would wipe my brush on a paper towel. After the first layer was dry I did go back and add a little more color for a bit of shading. Once the main image was dry, I went around all of the edges with the English Lavender Zig marker and spread out the color as far as I could. I think it helps to pop the image off the page!
I set it aside and got to working on my background. I have been slowly building up my collection of Alcohol inks. I just love to sit down and play around to see what I can get! I chose three colors that coordinated with my colored flowers. Raspberry, Amethyst and Botanical. I just kept adding color and blending solution. Used a straw to blow the colors around a bit. Stared at it some more. Added more color. And so on until I was happy with the results. Once it was pretty dry I laid a piece of gold foil on top and rubbed over it. Pull it back slowly to see the little veins of gold!
Isn't it gorgeous??!! I almost hated to cut into it but it was too big for an A2 card. I cut it with a die from Pretty Pink Posh and attached it to the card base. The flowers I cut out with a die from Spellbinders and mounted it to the background with a layer of craft foam. For the final bit, I heat embossed the sentiment in gold onto a scrap of black cardstock and glued it in place. I did go over the sentiment with Wink of Stella to give it a little bit of sparkle! Here is the finished card!
I can't wait to see what everyone creates!
This is great coloring and an amazing background!ReplyDelete
Great colors and I love that you used my mom's favorite flower!! Thank you for sharing and being part of the blog hop!ReplyDelete
Fantastic card :)ReplyDelete
Awww...this was my mom's favorite flower! Beautifully done! Love that background too! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Beautiful!! I love that technique! It is is definitely on my to-do list! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I hadn't seen this Tiddly image before and your card made me add it to my wish list. Your background really makes the colors just shout!!ReplyDelete
The background is absolutely stunning. Love the coloring on the image.ReplyDelete
Such a lovely cardReplyDelete
WOW this is amazing, what as stunning crteration, Love the background, Im with you and not wanting to cut it up!! Beautiful, Love Hazel xReplyDelete
wowzers Kristina this is just amazing. The flowers look so delicate and that background you made is just perfect. Thank you so much for hopping with us, hugs Lou xReplyDelete
Oh wow!! This is gorgeous!!! The background is amazing!ReplyDelete
Oh my I love that background and it works fabulously with the colours on image. Hugs Lisa xxxReplyDelete
Beautiful creation, love the colors!ReplyDelete
Hugs, Sherry x
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Fab card! Such a cool background too. Thanks for joining in on the hop!ReplyDelete
Wow!! After seeing your design, I think I must try alcohol inks. I don't have any in my stash but I've seen so many folks using them lately. I love your card and how the background compliments your fabulous coloring! It's a gorgeous card!! Thanks for sharing it with us on our blog hop!! xx Jen DTReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous card; I'm in awe of your background!ReplyDelete
Wow that is a beautiful card!ReplyDelete
oh my goodness, your gorgeous bg with the gold veining is the perfect backdrop for the beautiful flowers! I love it! :)ReplyDelete
thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment, too. :)
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GORGEOUS!!! Your background colors are perfect! Your coloring of the image is perfect!ReplyDelete
Wow, amazing background!! Truly beautiful.ReplyDelete