I am still on my learning curve with the Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers. I love the bright vivid colors, so I am determined to master them! I struggle with watercoloring……mostly because I am an in the lines type. This card was actually take 2. I had colored in my poppies on take 1….and then attempted to add in the color wash on the background. Did not go as planned….and I could not handle the bleed of the poppy colors into my background. On the second attempt….I colorwashed my background first. I let the background dry and then went back in and colored the flowers. The first panel did not go to waste though….I cut out the flowers and popped them up onto the second panel for added dimension. I love the effect. Here is a close up of the dimension-
The added dimension adds so much to the card. Had it not been for my coloring issues on the first panel, I am not certain I would have taken the time to color the poppies twice.
All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Pleasant Poppies Stamp Set-Stampin Up
February 2015 Sentiment Kit-Unity
Z3146 Watercolor Paper
X5975 Cranberry Cardstock
Black Pigment Ink
Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers
I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Cards 4 Galz-Favorite Flower (I love the vibrant colors of a field of poppies)
Penny Black and More Challenges-Flower Power
Pile It On-Large Sentiment
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