I had a fantastic coloring session with a few new Tombow Dual Brush pens and the gorgeous Flourishing Fuchsias stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh. This is my favorite floral set in the shop. My grandmother always had hanging fuchsia flower pots outside her house, and I always think of her when I see these beautiful flowers.
I wanted a Clean and Simple look for this card. I prepped my desk for a watercoloring session (clean water bowl, watercolor brushes, paper towels, etc.), then stamped my small bouquet with Spun Sugar Distress Ink onto Canson XL watercolor paper.
I used three Tombow markers for my coloring: 817 and 757 (pinks), and 679 (purple). I colored the blooms in three layers. My first layer was light color, and placement of highlights. I added a little bit of color with the markers, then used my favorite #4 watercolor brush and clean water to move the pigment, wiping my brush off on a paper towel quite often to get rid of unwanted color.
The second layer of color was a bit more heavy-handed. I colored in longer and thicker lines with the markers, and used the watercolor brush again to move the pigment. My last layer was mostly shading.
After the paper was dry, I darkened the shadows with Polychromos pencils, using mainly Dark Indigo 157 for the purple shadows and Magenta 133 for the pink shadows. Once I finished with the flowers, I colored a soft sky around them with Tombow marker 491. I used a #8 round brush and clean water to blend the blue pigment away from the flowers. I drew the stem lines with green pencils 278 and 168.
To complete the card, I trimmed the panel with the large rectangle die from the Stitched Notes die set, and then stamped a sentiment from the Everyday Greetings stamp set with Versafine Claire Nocturne ink. I attached the panel to a piece of craft foam, then adhered it to a card base. My final step was gluing three Caribbean Blue Jewels around the flowers.
I hope I have given you ideas for floral cards. That’s all that I have for today. Thanks for stopping by!