I stamped the Pretty Pink Posh Sunflowers on a variety of papers and then fussy cut them out. Ugh. The dies would have been so helpful here. I added a bit of shading with colored pencils and some additional seeds using Copic E49.
I sponged the card base with Distress Oxide Salty Ocean using a Picket Fence Studio Blender Brush. I love that blue against the sunflower's yellows.
Next I stamped the MFT Bring Out the Sunshine sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black. The image is stamped with the same onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper. I colored her up with Zig Real Brush Watercolors Markers.
I did some drawing on this card including the stems running through the sentiment and her outfit. Had you noticed I gave her striped tights and a shirt? The perfect outfit for transitioning into fall.
Now my friend made the same card, having never made a card before. She'd never stamped, watercolored with Zigs, sponged, or any of it. I think she did a fab job, don't you? So don't be afraid to tackle a design or technique that you think is beyond your current skill-level. You can do it!
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