It’s time for another Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge! The challenge is always an Anything Goes theme. This week the DT have chosen floral themed images with which to inspire you. I combined the pretty image from Polkadoodles with a fun stamped pattern which I made a bit differently than usual.
I started by arranging the Big Bunch digi stamp along with a sentiment from the Winnie Celebrations 3 sentiment set and printing them onto some alcohol marker friendly paper. I then coloured them with a combination of Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and Yosoo alcohol markers. I first coloured her skin using my basic skin combination, then moved on to her hair. I decided to do blonde hair, with some more orangey tones in the shadow areas. I decided to keep her clothing very simple, giving her blue jeans, a white shirt and black shoes. I coloured the bow and wrap on the flowers blue and white respectively to match her outfit.
I then moved on to colouring the floral arrangement. I chose spring tones, with pale pink for the flowers, yellow-green for the greenery, and a very light ice blue for the tiny flowers (buds? berries? however you want to interpret them). I filled in the white area in the centre of the flower arrangement with dots of the green and pink to give the impression of fullness to the bouquet.
Having completed the colouring I trimmed down the panel and set it to one side whilst I started working on the card base. I wanted to add soft florals down one side of the card base. For doing this I took the Doodled Flowers stamp from Pink and Main and began stamping them down the side with some Altenew inks. The line look wasn’t quite what I was going for though, so I ended up flipping the stamps over and stamping the backside of the stamp to give a large area of colour, then using the correct side of the stamp to add the details of the lines back in. I tried to coordinate my ink colours with the colours I’d used on my image. I used Frosty Pink and Puffy Heart as my pink for the large flowers, Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades (from the Floral Cube Set) for the leaves, and Mountain Mist and Volcano Lake (from the Northern Lights set) for the smaller flower.
I took a strip of pearlised pink card and added a very narrow stripe of that along the edge of my image panel to help separate it from the background, then adhered the panel to the card base in such a way that the stamped pattern peeks through on the side.
I am really pleased with this card. The image was a nice one to colour, and I had a lot of fun stamping the images to the side. I don’t think I’ve ever stamped with the back side of the stamp before! It definitely gives an interesting effect and it works really nicely for the pattern that I created. The Altenew inks coordinated really nicely with the colouring I had done, too.
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