A little birdie told me... that today I wanted to create a beautiful floral background with ease. I decided to pair up the Happy Birds and Beautiful Bouquet: Ranunculus stamp sets. And why stop at one?
For the first card, I decided to do a little more detailed coloring with blending. I started by stamping everything onto Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper. I watercolored the sweet little bird and banner with markers and die cut a few panels to layer using dies from Lawn Fawn.
- For a quick background I added a base layer of my Spectrum Noir shimmer marker.
- Adding a darker shade in the corners was pretty quick and easy. Smooth them out with the lighter color.
- I did the same thing on some of the leaves just two colors with some quick highlights.
- I completed the rest of the bouquet and then filled in the background using Copic markers. Holy shimmers, Batman!
Now I do love shimmer, but let's be honest, this is calling for some vellum. Vellum is a girls best friend when we've gone a little overboard and need to diffuse our love of color and/or shimmer. ;o)
My second card had brighter colors and zero blending on the flowers. I did add just some basic blending on the leaves though because it was so quick and easy with my shimmer markers.
Most of the cute tail was covered by the banner so I snipped it and repositioned it on the side of the bird.
I also wanted to bring some of the shimmer back into the foreground. So I added some to both the bird and the banner.
Thanks for letting me share! It's always so exciting!