I spent a happy evening crafting last night. I really want to get back to doing more challenges. They are such a nice starting point and inspire me a lot...
And of course there are all those new supplies I received during the Easter holidays.
So, I grabbed the same Penny Black flower stamp as before and went for some no-line colouring. I really want to master that technique someday. I inked up the petals in pink, the rest in light green distress ink and stamped it off once before stamping it to watercolour paper. This way the impression wasn't too bold and I could cover it up with my colouring.
Then I water coloured the image with my Inktense pencils. I usually take the pigment directly from the tip, I find that easier than dissolving it when it's been applied directly to dry the paper.
After the colours had dried, I stamped the sentiment, dropped on some black splotches and doodled a black border with a Copic Multiliner. Then I cut the panel to a tall and skinny size and adhered it to an off-white card base.
I did not yet create an envelope, because of the unusual size. But I surely will soon.
Seize the Birthday: Tall and Skinny
Less is More: One layer and splatters