I hadn't done any coloring at all since we lost our son in June. I just couldn't bring myself to sit down and color, even though it is meant to be therapeutic. So last weekend, I forced myself to sit down and pick up the Copics and this is the result.
And, even though I was incredibly rusty, it was quite calming to focus on nothing but laying down color. I had no plan when I started - I just pulled out one of my favourite floral stamps sets, stamped a heap of images and picked up the markers.
Once I was finished coloring with markers, I went in with a dark blue Prismacolor pencil to add to the shadow areas. I think I went a bit heavy in parts, but so be it.
To put the card together, I arranged all the die-cut images plus the embossed sentiment strip and put some Press n Seal over the top to hold them in the arrangement I wanted. I then die-cut a piece of patterned paper and adhered the floral arrangement to the patterned paper piece. To mimic the horizontal panel on the sketch, I added two score lines because I wanted to keep the card clean and let the flowers pop off the white card base.
I finished the card with some orange Nuvo Crystal Drops.
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Stamps: In Bloom: Addie's Garden (Winnie & Walter); Modern Petunias (WPlus9)
Ink: Amalgam, Versamark
Cardstock: White, Black, Watercolor Wash Brights (MFT)
Dies: In Bloom: Addie's Garden (Winnie & Walter); Inside/Out Stitched Squares (MFT)
Accessories: Copics, White EP, Ripened Pumpkin Nuvo Crystal Drops