Tuesday, December 10, 2019

More Bouquets in a Bowl! (Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society)

Hello everyone! Welcome back!

I've got two new projects to share with you today, using the new Bowl Bouquet from Technique Tuesday! This is such a pretty stamp, and you don't often have additional elements in a floral image so this was good fun.
I will also be using this stamp when mother's day rolls around as I think it'll be perfect - just don't tell my mum!

For this first card, I've changed up from my usual designs! I don't often work with layering paper anymore and sometimes it takes a bit before you're used to the look again. It's okay to change and try new things! You only learn, and every mistake is more information than you had before you started.

I coloured this stamp set with my Faber Castell Classic Colour pencils, and then diecut out the rectangle size with a die from Kaiser Craft Stitched Rectangles.
I've used paper from Altenew's Summer Garden pack and a watercolour background. I also added a light purple paper behind the diecut rectangle and some blue ribbon down the side.

I really didn't want my sentiment to cover any of the image that had taken a while to colour, so I added a banner with the sentiment down the side, and used a small diecut from Technique Tuesday's Essentials set onto the banner, which fit through the ribbon perfectly. It's also movable!

Here's a closeup of the colouring. I'm really looking forward to when I receive my Polychromos pencils and I can start doing some better blending and shading. 

Sometimes you don't need to intensely colour stamped images in order to make a statement. For this next card, I've used blended ink to make the colour pop, and left the Bowl Bouquet image as it is.

I've used Distress Ink from Ranger and my Blending Brushes from The Stamp Market. The colours I've used are Blueprint Sketch (with a small layer of Wilted Violet right down the bottom), Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron. This combination is gorgeous! I also intentionally used these to reflect the colours of water in the bowl - I hope you can see that!
I also use Thermoweb Purple Crafting Tape to mask off the space for blending which is super helpful! This tape doesn't tear at your paper, it can be reused and has super straight lines which lend easily for precise blending edges.

I seem to be staying in this blending phase ever since I received the brushes (not that it's a bad thing!) I love building up the colour and trying out different combinations. You'll see more combinations in the future.

This is just a very simple card, I've used the sentiment from the pack and then layered my front onto a folded A5 card base.

That's it for today everyone! Thanks for popping in and having a look. What are your favourite colour combinations? Do you prefer Distress Inks or Oxides, and why?

Until next time,
Shana xx

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