Hi Crafty Friends,
I am sharing a very sunny card design with bright yellow daisies from the new stamp set by Penny Black called Thriving. This stamp set has four lovely floral motifs. For this design, I chose the daisies and watercolored them using the incredibly awesome Karin markers.
Before I started to color the flowers, I first stamped three of the daisies onto hot-pressed watercolor paper using waterproof ink, like Versafine Black Onyx.
As I mentioned, I chose the Karin markers for my watercolors. They are bright, full of color, and an absolute delight to paint with. Since the markers are full of bright pigment I started by adding some yellow at the center of the flower with the marker. Then, with a moist, clean paintbrush (a water brush works great too – see supply list) drew out the color towards the tips of the petals. By doing this, it created color from dark to light all with only one marker!
I continued in this fashion with each petal, then went back over some petals with an orange marker and blended it out in the same way.
For the center of the flower, I used more orange and a touch of brown. The leaves were colored with a little green, a touch of blue and yellow. Now, all the coloring was done, and I only used a hand-full of markers!
When the flowers were dry, I fussy cut out the flower with the leaves, then chose to snip off the stem of two flowers, keeping only one intact. Then set them aside.
Next, with a white card stock panel, I blended on some Bright Buttercup and Summer Sunrise, making sure to leave some white patches. Then, using the Penny Black Patina stencil, a palette knife, and Ranger opaque texture paste, I stenciled on three blossoms and let them dry.
Luckily it just takes a few minutes for the paste to dry so in the meantime, I added a Butter Mint panel to an Easter Grass green card base, then when dry, added the stenciled panel. The flowers were added with a bit of foam tape and glue for the leaves.
To finish, I stamped a sentiment from one of my favorite sentiment stamp sets, Smiles. The sentiments in this set are simply and heart-felt! The saying was stamped on black card stock with Versamark ink and white heat embossed.
The card was done and with the help of the Karin markers, it was a snap to make!