Welcome to another Flowerful Friday. Maybe you remember I mentioned in an earlier post I was having trouble with my coloring and had made several "duds". Well, one of the stamps I was having a problem with is Altenew's Happy Bloom. It's a beautiful set with one large stamp, plus several smaller stamps and a few sentiments. You can make lots and lots of cards with it and no two alike. A smart purchase, I thought. The problem was my own haste or expectations... I'm not sure... but I finally colored one I'm somewhat satisfied with.
For this card I stamped in Memento London Fog on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics. I masked the two flowers that overlap the sentiment banner and used a stamp positioner to stamp the sentiment. Popped up the image panel and finished with iridescent sequins.
Inside I stamped a partial image in amethyst ink and a sentiment from another Altenew set -- Wishing You.
Okay... want to see the cards I wasn't happy with?
The card below was stamped in Ranger Antique Linen on Arches 140 lb hot pressed watercolor paper and watercolored with Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wonder Crayons. Splatters, sequins, stitching, distressing. It has grown on me and now I think maybe it's not so bad. In some ways I like it better than the Copic colored card. The sentiment is minutely off. I know... picky, picky!
Card #3 is mixed coloring media: Stamped in SU's River Rock ink -- a water based muted green -- on Neenah 110 lb white. The coloring is Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol odorless mineral spirits. The faint blue shading around the image is Copic B21. Finally, I added blue watercolor splatters. Some of it I like a lot. Some of it not so much. The sentiment is way off. I know it shouldn't bug me so much, but it does.
Holy cow, that's a lot of coloring! I wish I could take the things I like best about each card and put them together. Maybe next time. I see lots more Happy Bloom coloring in my future.
You all have a nice weekend now and I'll see you again on Monday!