Monday, March 17, 2014

Sheena's Flowers & Butterflies Sneak Peek

 My Project today features images from Sheena's new Flowers & Butterflies scheduled to be released in the USA later this month.

I stamped the images from  Bloomin' Beautiful and A New Leaf  onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock and colored them with my Spectrum Noir Ink Refills.  I used a paint brush dipped in alcohol to pick up ink color (JG1) and paint the leaves. I wanted a deep rich green and just left a little bit of white for highlights.

I painted the center of the pedals with CT2.  Painting the pedals was a three step process.  (1) I painted the first coat with BP1, leaving white space for highlights. (2)  After the ink dried, I dripped some alcohol into the BP1 ink on my pallet to thin/lighten it and painted  a second coat.  (3) To deepen color on parts of of the pedals, I painted with BP7, making sure I left the highlights and and lighter color pinks. To soften the transition between colors, I used BP1.  I left the strokes of the paint brush in some areas to add a little texture to the pedals.

I cut out all the pieces and edged them with a black water based marker.

For the background, I used a brayer and Radiant Neon ink pads (coming soon to Crafter's Companion!) to add color to a piece of Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock.

The sentiment is from Sheena's A Little Bit Oriental EZMount Stamp Set - Sakura.  I popped the front flower with Double Sided Adhesive Foam Circles.

Crafter's Companion has had several new releases. For more ideas, be sure to pop over to the Crafter's Companion Information Blog, as well as visit the Crafter's Companion DT members.  You can see their latest designs by clicking on the names on the left side of my blog.

Thank you for visiting!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

1 comment:

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, Trena, those flowers are so brightly colored and beautiful! Love your whole card creation!