I used a heavy watercolour paper to work on and used a lovely dandelion stencil with texture paste and while it was still wet I covered it with glitter so it has a lovely little sparkle. Once it was dry I used LSG mists in a peach and a green. Once that was dry I splashed on some Heidi Swapp colour shine in gold.
Ok, so my starting point was to choose a paper that had all the colours from the photos. This paper is so old I don't even know whose it is and I had about three or four with differing patterns and one of her design decisions is to have a large pattern a medium pattern and a small pattern all picked out to match the original piece. I used 5 different patterns on this layout, that is a biggie for me especially seeing as though the papers are not from the same range or manufacturer.
The other thing she teaches you is how to build clusters to ensure that your eye moves around the layout to the photos and also to make sure there is no awkward trapped space. Things I never even considered. Balancing different textures too.
You can see the shadow from my phone.
So I made this card on watercolour paper and I stamped the flower, a Tim Holtz stamp onto the paper and masked it off I then masked off the sides so that I could apply distress in to the center panel. Once it was dry I splashed it with water, and only then removed the masks. The flower was painted with distress markers and the Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped at the end. I decided to add the black lines to the edge of the center panel to make it pop more and finally added three little gems.
That is it for now. Thanks for stopping by to take a look and for taking the time to leave me a message. I really appreciate it.
Till next time.