Good Morning, l'm back here again with another design for a card using Creative Expressions products . Today the card has a rather vintage feel to it , probably due to the colours I have used .
I have used a Just Rite stamp set to create the lilac design and because this is the focal point of the card I have kept the other colours subtle. The design is stamped on heavy watercolour paper to increase the vintage effect . Although the colours of the lace and ribbon look different in the photo, in fact they are very similar . I picked the lace from my stash simply because it toned with the ribbon I used for the bow .
Before colouring the lilacs I washed some ochre watercolour onto the paper to 'ground ' the lilacs . At the same time I washed some of the same colour over some old sheet music . I dotted some yellow paint into the centre of the flowers and then started painting the flowers with Irridescent Watercolour paint . I started with a pale silvery blue onto the petals that are at the ' front ' of the spray and then added a slightly darker blue. I also painted the leaves .
I then added some pink again nearer the front of the spray.
I added darker purples as shown so that the lilacs looked dimensional. I then washed some irridescent yellow to the centres of the flowers . I have shown these step by step photos to give an idea of how I painted the lilacs. Instead of cutting out the image I tore the paper and then tore a slightly larger piece of black card to put behind the main image . I stamped the quote in brown ink onto some of the watercolour paper and tore it out and mounted it in the same way . Using the music paper I covered the card blank .
To finish the card I curled the edges of the watercolour paper and attached it to the black card. I added the lace and then stuck the lilac design onto the card . The quote was added using foam pads and the bow and flower were attached with glue .there are a few pearls which I coloured to tone in with the design using alcohol pens .
I feel that the vintage background provides a good contrast to the irridescent paints so that they really stand out .
Items used , Just Rite Clear Stamp set -- Lilac Blossoms.
Irridescent Shimmering Watercolour Paints -- Chic and Frosted .
Silky Crush Ribbon-- Champagne.
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