Friday 4 March 2016

Timelessly Elegant Birthday Blooms

SU, Birthday Blooms, Watercolouring, watercolouring on coloured card
I've been using yellow and grey in combination a lot recently - one of my favourite combo's!

I had a lot of fun with this card!

I used my "monochrome technique" but applied it to cardstock in a contrasting colour.  The Crushed Curry cardstock shows through the ink in places to form part of the flower colour.

The inks are Basic Gray and Whisper White Craft.  Given that the Basic Gray is an archival ink (and the water-resistant properties of archival inks), I wasn't sure that I'd be able to paint with it but it seems to have worked.

I thought the Timeless Elegance DSP tied in very well with the feature flower. In addition to the Crushed Curry, I used Smoky Slate and Basic Grey cardstock.

The greeting is from the Sheltering Tree stamp set.  I attached It's My Party Enamel Dots to Candy Dot Brad bases for the finishing touch.

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  1. Another amazing card with amazing shading! You are so good at this! xx

  2. Great colour choices. I love how some of the yellow shows through on the flower. Just lovely.

  3. How unusual are these colours, but boy they work! Great card!

  4. Such a stunning presentation of this flower. What a gorgeous card! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's color challenge at the Global Design Project.

  5. I am loving the effect Stephanie.....beautiful work

  6. oh my! Breathtaking Stephanie! I adore this.

  7. Stunning! I love your monochromatic technique idea.

  8. This is just gorgeous and looks so antique and vintage. Perfect choices of colors and designs all the way around.

  9. The curry and gray are the hot color combo right now in so much d├ęcor Your use of them here rivals anything I have seen in decorating magazines! Your shading is amazing!

    1. Oh, Patricia - thank you so much for your wonderful comment! I'm so sorry that I didn't spot it until just now! You've really given me a boost!

  10. Amazing how you stamp and colour over different coloured cardstock to achieve your works of art...just brilliant.