Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Royal Elements- Happy Birthday

Hello all,

Today, I am posting a card I made for Altenew's October challenge.

I usually do not make cards just to participate in challenges but I try to get inspiration from those challenges and incorporate its requirement in my existing ideas for card marking. However, this time I have put an extra effort to create a card just to submit to Altenew's current challenge. I am a big fan of their floral stamps.

So, here is the card.

I used Persian Motifs stamps to embossed with clear embossing powder on watercolor paper. I then colored them with Prima Marketing's watercolor pencils- No. 30 (magenta) and No. 60(light peach).
This is the first time I used these watercolor pencils and I like brightness of the colors and the way the color pigments just dissolves with touch of water. They are very smooth and easy to work with. I had Artists' loft watercolor pencils that I bought years ago. I did not like to use them. These Prima's pencils are my second watercolor pencil purchase which I did after some consideration and a lot of wait. I bought Scenic Route, and Spring and Fall sets. They are available right now. I am happy with them and see my self using them over and over again. Gold in flowers and dark-ish gold in leaves are from Metallic Gelatos. After coloring I cutout the images.

I diecut borders in gold foiled cardstock with Spellbinders' Fleur de Lis Squares dies. What can be more royal than 'Fleur de Lis'! I cut a square from matching magenta cardstock. I used peach colored fun foam square for smaller square layer which I then attached underneath a same sized vellum piece to dampen its brightness and possible color clash with magenta.

Lastly, I assembled all the elements. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. And, as a final touch I added black rhinestones...I just had to add as many colors from the challenge photos as I can! :)


Submitted to:
Altenew September-October Challenge 
Lulupu Challenge #54

Items used: 
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- Recollections Heavyweight (110lb) cardstock- Recollections Clear Embossing Powder   


Sonali S said...

Beautiful!! You've made a ton of cards and that too on a regular basis....becoming a professional! :) Keep it up!

Tanvi Shah said...

This is beautiful!! Thank you for joining Lulupu Challenge#54! Good luck!

Tasnim said...

Beautiful! Love the gold frames! Thanks so much for joining the Altenew Sept/Oct Challenge!

Kripa Koushik said...

Those coloured flowers look gorgeous! Thank you joining the oct lulupu challenge. Hope to see your entry this month too.

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