Monday, April 26, 2021

Morning Glories Two Ways

 I'm up on the Sweet n Sassy blog today sharing two cards using the Sympathy Morning Glories stamp set. 

 This first card is a one layer card with the morning glories stamp around the edges of a watercolor panel in  Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. I then used a dabbing method to watercolor the flowers and leaves. (I dabbed on two colors of watercolor paint and used a wet paint brush to spread the color around.) After my paints were dry I added some text using the Typewriter Text Background  stamp and black soot distress ink. I then splattered the piece with white acrylic paint. The final step was adding a sentiment from the Timeless Hymns stamp set and a few black jewels. 

My second card is a clean-and simple card with lots of fussy cutting and paper piecing. 

 To color my image I created two ink smooshed backgrounds (on mix media paper) using dusty concord and worn lipstick distress ink for the first and shabby shutters and rustic wilderness for the second. I stamped the morning glories on the first one and the leaves and stems on the second. Next I fussy cut all the flowers and leaves, and stamped a third image stamped in Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink on white card stock. I glued the leaves down first and popped up the flowers with foam mounting tape. I fussy cut around this third image and added a bow using purple burlap string.

The black background was embossed with Swirl Motif 3D embossing folder from Altenew, and I stamped the sentiment in Yeti ink from Lawn Fawn. 

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Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness I totally love both techniques, the painting on the first card is so pretty, the colors blended so nicely together, the paper piecing you have done on the second looks great too using your smoosh backgrounds, I have a few in my stash I could try that with :)

Patrice said...

That 3D embossing folder you've used on your second card is wonderful. I love the colours you've used & the effect you've achieved, Esther. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink. x