Hello to all!

Back today to share with you this card which is my sample for the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. 

Our challenge site this week is Alfloral where I picked the flowers that are shown in the header for my inspiration. A picture is below.

For my flowers I used a darker colour, being Schmincke Cobalt Blue Deep, for my flowers which has a richer tone. As shown in the picture I did add some green to unusual places on the flowers which I think add a lot of interest. 

The leaves and highlights were done using Serpentine Genuine with a bit of Green Apatite Genuine. In the flower centre I used Hansa Yellow and Pyrrol Orange.

Being as we just managed to survive high temperatures with so much sun, I decided I wanted to use some rays on my card and painted using an old stencil by Tim Holtz. 

On Arches cold press watercolour paper I put down the stencil and with my paint brush I dampened the rays, then dropped in Hansa Yellow paint. I also added in some Pyrrol Orange, but some of that colour is hidden under the flowers.

In my mini Misti I stamped the flowers and leaves on a piece of Arches cold press watercolour paper using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne.

I then painted the leaves and once everything was dry I ran them through my Gemini Jr. using the coordinating dies. 

One the flower and leaves were dry I styled them to give them movement. 

I then matted the rays panel with a light blue cardstock and affixed both to my card base. I added the styled flowers using foam squares, and the leaves using Nuvo Adhesive. 

To finish I splattered the card and flowers with Midas Touch Shimmering Pen, something I love to do for summer cards. It is so pretty IRL. I then added a scattering of Studio Katia gems to finish my card.

I am thinking I will probably use it for a birthday card, but maybe not, so I left the sentiment for the inside when I make up my mind.

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xoxo, Kia