Happy Monday my lovely friends. <3 Today I am sharing a CAS card for the current Power Poppy challenge, Frame It Up! My mother had quite the stash of PSX floral stamps from back in the day, so I raided that drawer and found this beauty. I decided to try no line watercolor, only with Prismacolor pencils instead. I really like the effect!
I inked the greenery with Pistachio Distress Ink and the blossom with Abandoned Coral DI, then went about coloring until I was pleased. I never thought I would get into coloring, but I admit that once I begin building layers and the depth begins to form with the colors I get very caught up into it. The curls in the petals were a challenge, but I was pleased that I kept some highlights after all. I had intended on keeping the background stark white as I am trying to do CAS cards, but I couldn't help myself and dipped the colored panel into Antique Linen DI, then did some over stamping in Frayed Burlap. I am what I am ok! :) I used an I/O sentiment and button/twine to finish it off, framing with a Tim Holtz postage die by Sizzix. I had to sponge it a little to go with the grunge effect I had created. I hope you like it!
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