Saturday, August 30, 2014

Summer's End

Hi Everyone!

It is hard to believe the kids are back in school already; before you know it, the nights will be chilly and the sweaters will come out of the drawers. 
Fall is one of my favorite times to go to the Botanical Garden; we have a fabulous one here in St. Louis.  I love those last few flowers that are hanging on into late fall, which are often cone flowers.  This Flower Block 3 image reminds me of those late fall flowers and was perfect to color up as we head into a new season.

I was wanting to do some sort of 'technique' on this card and I found a wonderful tutorial on a faux watercolor technique.
I started by heat embossing the image with white embossing powder on mixed media paper.  I made 3 separate images. On one image I used a blue Distress Ink Pad and sponged some ink onto the sky.  Then I spritzed it with water so the color would move around.
Next, I rubbed a yellow Distress Ink Pad directly onto a second image, followed by a bit of orange ink.  Again, this was spritzed generously with water followed by pearlized spray to give it a wonderful pearl sheen.  
The third image was colored the same way the second one was.  All were allowed to dry.  Once dry, One of the yellow/orange flowers was fussy cut out.  This image was then adhered to  the sky panel colored in blue.  The second orange/yellow image was fussy cut out, not including the cone of the flower.  Some petals were eliminated as well.  Once layered on top of the main panel with dimensionals, you get great depth with the two fussy cut layers of petals.
This technique is super easy- there is no time consuming coloring and is perfect for all of the Flower Block images. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a relaxing Labor Day Weekend!


Lee Ann  :)


merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous! LOVE the embossed flower in white and your colours are a beauty!

Donna Whitten said...

Love your pretty card! Thanks for the tutorial, must try it!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Lee Ann. Love the heat embossed flower on Vellum. So pretty and elegant... and delicate!

Crafty Gio said...