Blooming with Grace – Unity Stamp Co. – Aud Sentiments #251

Hey Crafty People!

I always make sure to let my laminator get really hot before I attempt foiling, so I turn my laminator on as soon as I know I will want to use it and let it warm up whilst I get organised!

Today I’ve got a card to share for Aud Sentiments challenge #251. This challenge is sponsored by Di’s Digi Stamps but the image I’ll be using is not one of theirs.

I have chosen to use Plant Hope by Unity Stamp Company; I have purchased this digi stamp myself, I haven’t been gifted it.

I started by printing the image off onto Neenah Solar White using my laserjet printer. I knew I wanted to foil the sentiment so I laid a piece of WOW! Fab Foil over the page; ensuring that I covered the entire sentiment, but did not cover any of the flower images because I didn’t want those to be foiled.

Once the sentiment was foiled I set about colouring all of those beautiful flowers! I decided to use my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens; they have AMAZING levels of pigmentation and sparkle but they also blend like a dream!!!!

I didn’t do anything particularly in depth with the colouring here; firstly that would have taken WAY too long with this amount of flowers, but also because I really want going for realism here, after all not many flowers are this shimmery in real life!!!

I just added a darker pink to any areas I thought would have a shadow; I didn’t pay any attention to light source at all, and just kept my shadows at the base of the petals. Then blended that out with a lighter pink.

I just used two Copic markers to colour the leaves & stems, again not paying any attention to light source and just trying to get a colour and look that I liked.

I often get too caught up in the details so it’s nice to be a little looser sometimes!

I didn’t want to add anything else to the panel because the gold foiling and all that sparkle really doesn’t need anything else! So I just added it to a Kraft card blank with some fun foam to add dimension.

As always, I’m looking forward to seeing what creations you all add for this challenge and I hope you all stay safe & healthy.

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  • Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White
  • Plant Hope – Unity Stamp Co.
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens –
    • Pink Lemonade
    • Cotton Candy
  • Copic markers –
    • YG06
    • YG17
  • WOW! Fab Foil – Gold

6 thoughts on “Blooming with Grace – Unity Stamp Co. – Aud Sentiments #251

  1. Looks lovely tasha, hope you are all well and not getting too stir crazy.

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