When I shared my DT card for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge yesterday I mentioned that I’d originally planned to use a different background for it. This is that different background. Perhaps you can see why I didn’t want to cover it up! I decided to turn it into its own card and really let the image be the focal point.
I started by printing the Bloomdala Bliss digi from STAMPlorations onto some Neenah Solar White 80lb card stock. I then used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour it. I chose greens for the leafier looking segments, going with quite a bright shade. I then used reds for the more floral elements. I bought in yellow for the centre stems of the leaves. I started expanding out to the other elements adding the colours here and there where I thought they would look good. I bought in a little muted orange, some cream, and as a final colour a touch of very light blue green to add some brightness to the few areas I decided to leave as white.
Having completed my colouring I trimmed the panel down and mounted it on a piece of black card that was just slightly larger. I then popped up the image on a bright orange card base. I wanted to add some kind of sentiment but as mentioned before I didn’t want to cover up any of my colouring. Whilst I was trying to find something to use I came across a clear sticker sampler pack which I had received when I last ordered from STAMPlorations, and I picked one of those to add to the image, placing it in the negative space beside the Bloomdala.
I had so much fun colouring this image and I absolutely love the end result. It is so pretty and I’m really pleased with it. I actually think I may end up keeping this on display somewhere rather than sending it to anyone!
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