Hello, friends! Darn, it's raining here again as I write this. Perfect weather for staying home stamping, except that I had a whole bunch of running around to do, dashing in and out of stores as quickly as possible. I need sunshine! I need color, too, as in blooming flowers and green trees, so -- beware -- I threw a whole lot of color onto the card I'm sharing today.
With Easter approaching I wanted to color these Joyful Lilies from Power Poppy. It's a digital stamp, not a new one, but certainly pretty. Do flower stamps ever lose their pretty? I used Twinkling H2Os to watercolor this. They're tricky to photograph. The flower petals in particular look grainy, or as though there's something wonky with my computer screen, but in real life your eyes make adjustments. So, here's my wildly colorful results:
It's much easier to color little details, such as the Forget Me Nots and their skinny stems, as the very last step so they don't get washed away with the background. I did them with a water-based marker. Petals with the brush tip, stems with the fine tip.
The sentiment looks out of place to me. Too stark on all that color. Maybe I'll change it to white embossed on... something... purple? I'd have been okay with no sentiment on the front at all and, instead, save it for the inside. Sigh... hindsight. Have a happy day!