I have been working on some water coloring with some Daniel Smith watercolors I bought and I painted this rose, I first stamped it using some embossing powder I had recently purchased from Altenew, I have been liking the flowers done using this color, so I had to give it a try.
The Flower challenge blog has a challenge for adding leaves, so I thought I would use one of the flowers I have been painting. I decided to cut it out so I could add some die cut leaves to it, using some Tim Holtz dies.
First I water colored my background by adding some scattered straw distress ink to my glass mat then spritzing with water and laying my paper in it and smooshing it around. I let the first layer dry and did a little more. I used some gold watercolor to add some extra spots to the background before adding my arrangement.
All my leaves were cut from card stock except for the ones with the little berries on them, those I colored using my inks and a dauber to apply the ink. The flower was popped up and the rest were glued directly to the background. Topped it all off with a few gems.
Hot off the press- Watercolor Roses stamp, embossed with Altenew Golden Peach embossing powder and watercolored with Daniel Smith watercolor paints
Scattered Straw distress ink for background, gold watercolor splattering
Tim Holtz- Funky Floral #3 dies
Heidi Swapp - Clear gems
Whimsy Stamps- simple sentiments stamp
I have a question for you, my eye sight isn't the best and when I cut along something I usually leave a little white space because of that, well with the embossing I decided to cut right up to it and as you can see in the above picture there are some white where I didn't get it good enough, what would you do in that case, it isn't like when you use black ink and you can take a black pen to cover that up. Honestly I couldn't even tell I had messed up until I was seeing this picture on my big computer screen, but was just curious.
The challenge ends tomorrow just in case you want to play along.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today.