August 1st brought a new contest at Hero Arts. I love the sketches this month so got to work on Wednesday with a new stamp I bought after seeing Shari's fun Pom Pom Flower with button embellishment - here. Here's my card (a 6" square):
I stamped the flower on watercolor paper and colored with Distress Markers. The highlights were achieved with the Picket Fence marker which is more opaque. Decided the watercolor paper was too plain so I added the envelope liner pattern to frame the flower, then inked the edges. When I photographed, the neon cast a shadow so it looks a bit greyish (not in real life). Die cut into a big zig-zag circle and added a yellow mat.
I got to playing this morning with a new Hero Arts cling background I bought last week - BG Square Pattern. I was stamping it in various colors on some HA eggshell layering paper and my neon pink one had some blobby spots. Decided I could use the good parts so started out punching a square out of it. Then I started cutting out smaller pieces and arraying them on the table - next thing you know, I had a snowflake going! CAS is not my usual style but I decided to keep the background plain and feature the snowflake.
Hope you had a crafty weekend! Thanks for stopping...