Hi there! This is not the card I'd planned on sharing today, but I got a little mixed up on my posts. I'm all discombobulated with too many cards that need making all of a sudden. So... today I have a card that was made for a guy friend's birthday. He's a good friend and appreciates my cards, so I don't mind taking a little extra time. I watercolored Power Poppy's Big Sexy Leaves.
I have three things to say about these leaves:
1) They're spectacular.
2) The best way to color them is any way you want to.
3) You'd best trim your image panel before you start to color because you won't want to cut off or cover up an inch of it when you're done.
Refer back to #1 -- they're spectacular!
This is a 6x6 background stamp and I watercolored the whole thing with Gansai Tambi paints on Arches 140 hot pressed watercolor paper. It was stamped in Palette Landscape, a medium olive green. Loose and messy, splattered with white. I covered the card front and added a strip of rattan specialty paper which I've had forever. A very skinny strip and a die cut sentiment. It was painful to cover up even that much of it. Did I mention these leaves are spectacular?
I have a 1 1/2" colored strip left over and it will be a border for another card. I have a plan for it and I hope it turns out. Later. These things shouldn't be rushed and I have other new and old Power Poppy to color. The latest release was... yes... spectacular!
Have a happy day!