It's a fun Friday today at Flourishes! The Senior DT is showing off some of our favourite things. It's a great time to bring out something you may not have seen for a while and show it off again. I know you'll enjoy it.
I have spring fever ...and a real longing for those warmer days that are coming so I pulled out one of my favourite spring themed sets today.
This is the set Spring is Sprung. I have always liked sets that have birds or eggs and this set has both (plus cute bunnies)! I've paired the image with some new papers in the store, MME - Unforgettable, and some Color Made Easy Emerald Coast Cardstock.
I'm so glad that Flourishes is now carrying our own Classic Kraft coloured cardstock! One of my favourite things to do on Kraft is to use prismacolor pencils. So today I thought I'd show you one of my techniques for getting lovely color on Kraft.
Here is the image stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto our Kraft. It's a lovely buttery Kraft colour, not too pale, and not too dark. Kraft tends to absorb quite a bit of the colouring with prismacolors, so I've started laying a base coat of white colouring before I add any other color. This serves two purposes, it gives the paper that waxy base to smoothly blend other colour on top, and it gives you built in highlights you can use too.
After I've laid down white, I just go about my merry little way adding layers of the other colours I'm going to use, soft blues on the eggs, greens on the leaves and browns in the nest and branches. See how the white you already used gives it pop? And you can use the white as a last coat to blend a little too. I did not use any OMS or blending tools with this card, just straight colouring and I think it works because of the base coat of white.
Here you can see I added some soft white and soft blues to the sky around the image, then for accent - some pretty wood buttons, ivory jute twine, ruffled ribbon and some satin-finish green. I added some pretty embossing from the embossing folder Courtship in the background.
Definitely says spring to me!
Now you can head on to visit the rest of the Design Team to see what their Friday Favourites are today.
Make sure to give a very special welcome to someone lovely who's having her first day with the Senior DT today too....Amanda!