This week’s Monday Mash Up really is a blending of various things.
The result though is quite ‘clean’ and classic.
The first thing that I did for this one was to create a circular design using my Inkadinkado Stamping Gear.
Fairly simple you may say however I did go through about ten trials before choosing the very first one that I did.
I had already got in mind that I wanted to do something with watercolours so I stamped the design out onto a sheet from my Goldline Watercolour Studio Pad.
I then set to work with the Reeves Watercolour Paints and a 00 size paintbrush, colouring in the flowers in different colours.
After this had dried, I added shading with some WHSmiths Watercolour pencils and a Derwent Pencil Blender.
mmmm, look at the pretty pencils all lined up in their tin and smelling all gorgeous … *happy sigh*
Anyway, here’s the design with a little pencils shading.
(Here’s a closer look)
I then layered this up onto some purple and green cardstock. Mostly because I am trying to break away from just matting and layering with black, but also because these colours complimented the design.
Hit a snag at this point as I couldn’t decide between a scalloped centre panel or a circular one. I cut both using my Spellbinders dies to test the look. See what you think…
Ok, ok, there’s probably not much between them, but as the sides of the card were straight, I went with the straight edged circle.
(oh, you may have noticed that I also added some Anita’s Gems too – well spotted! In fact I also made the colours of these move forward one, i.e. the red went onto the yellow and the yellow onto the blue etc – thought that this would stop each flower looking samey and also to bring the colours through each other).
Anyway, waffle, waffle, waffle. Moving on…
I created the sentiment in Brother Scan N Cut Canvas using one of the pre-installed fonts and cut it out on the Brother Scan N Cut from Create and Craft peel off vinyl. I then transfered this onto the centre panel with magic transfer tape and popped it all onto the card with some Pinflair Glue Gel.
And this my friends brings this post to a close.
Here is the finished card.
I say card, it’s actually just the topper. I did have in mind to mount this onto something, like a box, but ran out of time to make it before I had to get this post all done.
I’m sure that you can imagine a box though, right?
Well, it’s been fun but I must dash as I have a numb bum and there is a jam and cream scone waiting for me in the kitchen.
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To all of my special friends out there in the blogiverse – take care and see you next time!