I made this card for this month's Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog. The theme this month is Mother's Day. As soon as these images came out, I knew what I wanted to do! I chose this lovely Art-Kure Bearded Iris. This is what I did:
Inked up image with gold ink pad, stamped onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock for Alcohol Markers, sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat set. NOTE: Use only clear embossing powder with alcohol inks.
Then, I started coloring - my favorite part! Sometimes I stamp several images and just color. :o) I started with the leaves. I used the tip to tip technique. In each section, I laid down a base color of my lightest green, CG1. Then I took the tip of my CG1 and pick up the darker green DG3 and colored, started where I wanted the darkest color. As I pulled the color, the dark ran out and it blended beautifully. I repeated to completed color all the green.
Next, I moved to the pedals. I colored the yellow first and then pulled the lavender from the outside in, following the pattern of the flower. Here are all the markers I used:
The design paper is from my stash - the unmarked pile. The ribbon is recycled from a gift. Save that ribbon! :o) Please visit the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog and Crafter's Companion Info Blog for more ideas!!
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!