Saturday, March 12, 2016

Love You So Much!

Hello, friends! Emily Midgett here doing a guest post. I hope you're all having a fantastic weekend! 

On to my project. The Winnie and Walter florals are so gorgeous... so versatile. There are several floral sets, but they mix and match seamlessly. The Elsa's Flora set contains more Christmas-y images, but there are also some stunning roses and camellias, as well as some great berry sprays. Anna's Flora contains less seasonally-specific flowers, but they are all drawn in the same style, so it makes combining sets look seamless! I used a combination of the two sets to do some no-line watercoloring.

To start with, I chose which flower I wanted to be at the forefront of my bouquet, then stamped it on the watercolor card stock in Antique Linen Distress Ink (if you don't have Antique Linen, any very light ink will do). I then stamped the rest of the bouquet, making certain to wipe off any ink on the stamp that was going to overlap on my main flower. After I had finished stamping all of the flowers, berries, and foliage, it was time to get watercoloring. I used the Zig Clean Color markers and a wet paintbrush, and because I used such a light shade of ink to do the stamping, none of the stamped lines are visible. I chose a pink, peach, and fuchsia color scheme for this spray, but I think this spray would look gorgeous in any color combo!

For the greeting, I chose to use the Hero Arts Love Stamp n Cut die and stamp set combo. I die cut the "love" from shimmery white card stock. After popping up my watercolored panel on a lavender card base and adding a strip of glitzy pink glitter paper, I adhered my die cut and used my MISTI to perfectly place the stamp for the greeting. I used a pale gray Zig marker to add a bit of shading to the sides of some of the die cut letters, just to add a little more emphasis to the white die cut on the white background. The final touch was to add some Apricot Blush sequins from Lucy Abrams to add some texture and sparkle. 

I hope you've enjoyed this project! I've so enjoyed being allowed to come back to guest post. Thanks, Vanessa! Hope the rest of your weekend is fabulous. Until next time....  :)

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