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Friday, October 23, 2015
i know i am most definitely not alone in my love of pinterest and i'm also certainly not the only one spending tons of time (maybe too much...hee,hee) finding yummy recipes, home decor ideas and crafty inspiration too. i saw this amazing piece of art by lana gordon rast on pinterest and i was so delighted! i couldn't wait to create a watercolor card with the same beautiful colors!
here's what i came up with...
-i started with a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of watercolor paper and on it i stamped the magnolia from the essentials by ellen clear stamp mondo magnolia in versafine oynx.
-i started at the bottom of the flower with distress ink abandoned coral and blended in spiced marmalade ink as i moved up. when my first layer dried, i added more ink to the edges.
-next i watercolored the background with a very light wash of distress ink cracked pistachio and peacock feathers.
-when the all of the ink was dry i added glossy accents to the flower center.
-then when the glossy accents was dry, i decided it needed a little faux stitching so i used the straight stitching die from the new my favorite things basic stitch lines die set across the top.
-i finished with a sentiment from the essentials by ellen clear stamps hello gorgeous set and some clear sequins. and i adhered the panel to a folded solar white card.