Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a great week so far!
The Flower Challenge for March has started today! We are going to have a color challenge: Shades of Purple!
This challenge is sponsored by Beccy’s Place with a prize of a $10 AU gift code for any digital stamps in her online shop www.beccysplace.com! I’m using one of her digital stamp called Cherry Blossom that she generously provided!
I printed the Cherry Blossom branch image on a watercolor paper and watercolored it in various shades of purple. I also colored the background in dark purple.
I used some of my favorite purple watercolors. I colored the flowers first using Winsor Violet and Quinacridone Purple and added the next layer of Helio Purple which is rather close to magenta or pink. I kept the tip of the petals mostly uncolored for maximal contrast to the dark background which I colored in Red Violet and Bright Violet. For the branch, leaves and the darkest part of the background I used Moonglow by Daniel Smith. It is a beautiful purplish gray color.
After the panel was dry I white heat embossed the sentiment from Smiles (30-852) set by Penny Black and splattered white ink on the panel. I added some dots with a glitter pen as stamen. And my one layer card was done!
Our guest designer is Colleen from irishrosecreations ! She makes beautiful and artsy cards! And one more good news! Michele from icardeveryone is joining our team ! I’m sure you all already know about her creativity and cleverly designed CAS cards 🙂 !
Please stop by The Flower Challenge blog to get all the inspiration ! I’d love to see your projects in the gallery!!!
Thank you so much!