Saturday, 12 September 2009
Basket of flowers
I made this card following a sketch from the sunday sketch and stamp. It was pretty basic and since there is a GDT spot at stake I thought I'd make it a bit more advanced. Usually when I try to do that I totally fail, but with this card I think I naied it! LOL.
I'm so extremely happy about the colouring. I get a nice comment about my colouring skills almost every time and I'm quite happy with how I colour, but I think this time I took it to a whole new level! I adore this stamp, it's from Whiff of joy and one of my first ones. I knew I wanted it the first time I saw a sneak peak of it. Finally it's mine :)
I wanted the image to be in focus so I didn't add any embellishments. I just sewed around the edge and used the patterned papers. The card is single, the message goes on the inside of the two panels.
Hope you liked it :)
cool grey2, cool grey5, slate, lavender, blossom, pastel pink, rose pink, saffron, pastel green and cornflower. I also used a aquarell pencil to add to the sleeve and bottom of blouse (hopefully) making it look like sheer fabric.
I used so many colours because I needed to mix pastel pink and rose pink to get her shirt in the exact nuance, same thing with the purples and blues. I like the way the pants look - both colours show through making them resemble fabric more.