Dahlia hugs

I had a difficult time getting this picture today given it is overcast, so please forgive me. I have had the Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brushes on my wish list for a very long time and finally fulfilled part of that wish receiving the 48 pack yesterday. I did a lot of research and watched many a video on these before investing in them, and they are everything I thought they would be. I'm in love - yes, with these brushes. For this card I stamped and heat embossed my image on watercolour paper with white embossing powder before painting. I layed down the Zig colour and blended with my aqua brush. I wanted a bit of colour around the image, so I did a doodle frame using a Sharpie Permanent Marker. I die cut the hugs and painted with the red, adding a few layers to get the dark rich colour. A few of my trademark sequins finished my card.  Thank you for having a visit today.
Products: Stamplorations Framed Dahlia, Simon Says Stamp Big Hugs, Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush, Sequins, Crystals, Sharpie Fine Line Marker. 


  1. So there's a new love in your life, hugh Kia! Those Zig markers look great. Awesome coloring.

  2. Oh, Kia, I'm so glad you have new Zig markers! And what a beautiful image to start with. I love the embossing and how it really shows off the color! I love it and really love your border and the "hugs" die! Beautifully done, sweet friend! Hugs to you! xoxo


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