It is SUCH an honour to guest design for CASology this week!
Despite feeling hopelessly under-qualified for the title, I was bursting with excitement at the opportunity to, as us Aussies would say, ‘give it a go!’.
The cue word “flower” is a gift, isn’t it? Problem is, do you go with one flower, several flowers, big, small, bold or subtle?? Choice can be overwhelming! 🙂 I just knew that I wanted it unexpectedly bold, clean and bright! I hope I have achieved that with this card!
I love this idea that an absence of colour (ie, not colouring the bloom) can be a focal point, and saw it done to great effect here. I made the top third of my card the focal point, but kept my elements minimal. I masked and stamped three blooms onto some cardstock in Stazon black, then fussy cut around the blooms, trimming the remaining sides of the cardstock into a rectangle. This became my top panel.
I wanted background ‘brightness, with maximum colour intensity behind my black and white daisies. With a simple colour palette, I ‘ombred’ (is that a word?) the water colouring from the top left, so that it was darkest behind the daisies, but lightest towards the bottom right.
My sentiment was framed with water-colour too, to maintain the water-colour theme across the layers. The sentiment was stamped in Versa-mark and heat embossed in clear embossing powder. Once dry, I added the watercolour. I also added a spot of colour to the flower centres, then embellished a little more with Crystal Effects.
The top panel was then offset to add interest. And that was that!
‘Flower’ is such a fun cue word, and I am looking forward to seeing what everyone come up with this week!
Have fun and thanks for stopping by!
(All materials used are Stampin’ Up!, unless otherwise specified)
Cardstock: Watercolour card (300gsm) (Eraldo di Paolo)
Ink: Daffodil Delight; Pumpkin Pie; Tangerine Tango; Versa-Mark; Stazon black
Stamps: Organic Grace; Three Thoughts
Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals; Two-way glue pen (used for temporary masking)
Accessories: Embossing Buddy; Heat Tool; Clear Embossing Powder; Crystal Effects; Paintbrushes, spritzer Acrylic Block (for mixing paint); Paper Snips