When I saw Lydia's video on stamp etching, I filed it away in the back of my grey matter for the next time I touched a flower stamp. I so rarely use flower stamps.
But today I used a flower stamp, because prompt #4 of the ICAD/DPP is Flowers, and I thought I'd take the opportunity to test out Lydia's technique. I did, and I liked it, so I took the next step and stamped my flower image on real card stock with the intent of making a card. I see how these prompts are pushing me to play, and I like it! :)
Here's my card, then I'll explain:
Obviously I'm still playing, and I didn't add the lines to both sides of the petals, but I like how the lines I did add changed the look of these flowers.
I also colored, with three colors of red, even, and I blended them. I can work in small areas; it's the larger areas that give me grief.
Here's a close-up of the flowers:
You can also see where I colored outside the lines. Sigh. I added yellow in the flower centers and put some dots of black glaze pen.
About those pearls. I don't like them, but as I mounted the white panel to the blue card, I smudged a tiny spot of ink onto the white area. I scratched, I erased, but ... nothing. So I added a pearl, and you can't add just one pearl, so ... I have pearls. I may move them around some more - I'm not feeling the love.
Oh, look, it's stopped raining, and the sun is trying to come out. I think I'll go cut the grass so I'm not "that" neighbor.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stuff I used: Memory Box pearls, and the following: