Thursday, 24 March 2016

Thanks Kindly Rose Wonder

SU, Rose Wonder, One Big Meaning, watercolouring, watercolouring on coloured cardstock
Watercoloured Rose Wonder on Crumb Cake cardstock

I don't know why I had so many challenges with this card - but it really turned out to be a battle between me, the ink and the Crumb Cake cardstock!  I'm still not sure who won!

I came really close to giving up but I'm glad I persevered, even if it doesn't look quite as I'd imagined it would.

Part of the problem, I think, was that the Crumb Cake card goes quite dark once it's damp, so it was very hard to see my painting until I'd dried it.  That's when I discovered that the card seems to absorb a lot of pigment and everything was much too pale.  I ended up painting a lot of layers!

The base card is in Mossy Meadow, then there's a layer of Basic Black, followed by Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and then the painted Crumb Cake layer.  The black layers are cut so that only a very fine edge shows.

The greeting is from the One Big Meaning stamp set, stamped in Basic Black.

I stamped the flower and leaves with Crumb Cake ink and then watercoloured the flower using an initial base of Blushing Bride and then layers of Rose Red and Cherry Cobbler.  I coloured the leaves with Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow.

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