Saturday, July 14, 2018

Colorful Zinnia Bouquet

Hello!  I love zinnias and they are my favorite summer flower.  And they are the perfect pick for this color challenge.  Sometimes an idea for a card just does not turn out like you think it would.  I knew what stamp would be great to use for the color challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and I thought I would do a watercolor but use Versamark and heat embossing for stamping the image. Using a old favorite Zinnia stamp by Marcella Hawley, I did 4 tries with the embossing using different EP before giving up (see on the left) and then stamped the image with GKD Amalgam ink which works well with Copics and Watercoloring.  The result with stamping on water color paper and water coloring with Distress Oxide Inks worked much out to my satisfaction and I also used all the colors in the Color Combo Challenge. I colored with Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, and Broken China.  Used Memento Sweet Plum marker for the darker color.  Finished with a sentiment from the Zinnia set and added my painting to a Blue card base. Easy-peasy once I gave up on the embossing. 
Tuesday Throwdown: TT400 Color Combo Inspiration
Thought I'd share a card that I made in 2014 with the same set but with Copics:
 I love reading your comments. Theresa

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