Monday, January 16, 2017

Winter colors with Altenew!

Happy Monday! Kim with you this morning and I am sharing a thank you card featuring Altenew! I don't know about you, but when January and February are around I need flowers!


I rarely use blues and purples, but I felt the choices were fitting for a winter thank you.  I started with Bristol cardstock because I wanted to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I cut the base panel with Avery Elle Wonky Stiches Rectangle die - this is one of my favorite dies for base panels.  I lined up my stamps from Altenew's Beautiful Day to make sure I liked the placement before stamping the leaves, and small flowers in the background.  I stamped them using my Misti Stamp Tool with VersaMark Ink and then Silver embossed my images.  I then stamped my largest flower on another piece of Bristol also using VersaMark and silver embossing powder to cut it out and pop it up using foam tape.

I usually just use my Zig markers and blend them together, but I wanted a lighter watercolor feel for this project.  I started with my blues at the base of the big flower and worked the color out with my water brush. Once that dried, I began with the purple and I then did the background flowers and leaves.  I used 036(Light Blue), 031(Cobalt Blue), 083(Lilac), 080(Violet), 045(Panel Green) and 047(May Green). For the sentiment - from Altenew's Adore You - I used Versafine Black Onyx Ink (my favorite for sentiments). I cut a card base also from Bristol paper, I wanted the color to match and the weight of Bristol is great for a card base! The sequins are a mix of sequins from Taylored Expressions.

Have a great week! Thanks for taking the time :)
Kim






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