I signed up for the Altenew's Beautiful Details class taught by the amazingly talented Marika Rahtu. This card is my "homework" : ) from class number one.
This card is FAR from being perfect but I can hardly believe I made it! LOL The reason is because this is not a cleverly colored image it is a flower created by using only these two images:
Yep! that's it. Marika shows us how to create a beautiful new image from solid stamps. I created a flower with a parts of a three-part flower image but I could have created my flower with ANY solid stamp : ) The black lines are simply DOODLES! Take a closer look:
I am not a doodler and I was scared to mess up my pretty flower with black lines - that no amount of sequins could hide if I goofed it up. I took a snap shot (sorry about the terrible lighting) of my flower before the doodles just in case I ruined it.
I really like how it turned out!!
AFTER I mounted my "finished" piece on my card base I added some more stamping and I wish I had left it as it was. I regret trimming my panel because it is now off kilter but for only my SECOND attempt I was pleased.
Here is my first attempt giggles! Ok so I SAID! I was not a doodler!! : )
Thank you Altenew and Marika for a delightful new technique!
I have finished my homework for day two as well but my card is not quite finished so you'll have to come back on Monday to see that one : )
I'm off to the "big city" today with my BFF to do some shopping, lunch and a movie! I hope all of you will have a wonderful day doing something you love : )
Peony Bouquet stamp set by Altenew
Leaves from Vintage Flowers by Altenew
Sentiment from Beautiful Day by Altenew
I used Altenew's Red Sunset series inks for the flower
SU markers for the leaves
PP is from my stash but I think it is an old SU DSP
Check it out... the black ink splatters? I colored those in with the pen too giggles!