Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Wplus9 Modern peonies card

This card is using another of Wplus9's lovely stamps, this time the Modern peonies stamp set.  I have to admit, I was a bit daunted when it arrived in the mail, there were a lot of petals on the main image for the size of the stamp.  Gosh was I going to be able to manage the painting of it, as I had planned to do some no line water colouring?

Well I determinately stamped it with spun sugar and the leaves with shabby shutters distress inks, and made a start! 

I was doing a fairly easy style of water colouring, by doing a wash of the spun sugar first, making sure I left some white space around the petals where there was no fold over of the petal, so that it would keep each petal separate, otherwise it would look like a big blob!  I nearly gave up at this point, as I didn't think it was looking very good at all!

But I persevered and started my second layer, which was with abandoned coral, I went over the areas on each petal where it would be in shadow from a petal on top of it, and worked my way over the whole flower, and in the end I thought it looked OK.

To use them on a card, I used a memory box stencil and stencilled the bottom of a card panel with nuvo glimmer paste, and once dry, I mounted it onto a card base.

I made a background using a smooching ink technique with squeezed lemonade and spun sugar distress inks to make a top panel with a stitched scalloped edge to it. 

The sentiment is from the Wplus9 A kind soul stamp set. 

The flowers were mounted with a combination of mounting foam and glue.

I am not sure if It looks alright with the smooshed ink background, or if I should have kept it simple and just used white card? 

Here is a video showing how I made it.

The materials I used are:
Card base and two panels
Wplus9 modern peonies stamp
Wplus9 A kind soul stamp
Memory box .... stencil
Distress inks in Spun sugar, abandoned coral, squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, fossilised amber, shabby shutters, mowed lawn and bundled sage.
Versafine onyx black ink
acrylic blocks
No 4 paint brush
paper towels & water
foam tape
double sided tape 
quilled precision tip bottle
Cosmic shimmer dries clear glue
Nuvo glimmer paste - moonstone
palette knife
board and painters tape
Tim holtz non-stick mat
 spray bottle with water
pretty pink posh clear droplets 4mm & 6mm
jewel picker

I hope this card gave you some inspiration. 


Em said...

Your card is beautiful. I too am a bit overwhelmed by images with so many petals but your perseverance has inspired me and the result is wonderful.

AndreaH said...

Absolutely love this card. Thankyou for the inspiration and fantastic video. I don't have time right now to watch the video but will look forward to watching it later. TFS. X. ANDREA

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