Sunday, March 7, 2010
Simple "Thinking of You"
This dogwood stamp from Hero Arts is so gorgeous to me. I always look forward to the dogwoods blooming in the spring . They are so delicate and lovely. No matter how I tried I couldn't get the true color of the dogwood blossoms in the photograph. They are actually more of a coral color than the orangey color they look in the picture. Would love any helpful hints from any of you photographers out there.
Started with the letterpress paper. It is a nice heavy weight and has a nice delicate texture to it.
Colored the dogwood stamp (S5362) with SU markers: certainly celery, creamy caramel, and cameo coral and stamped it on the white letterpress paper.
Added some color to the stamped image with Copic markers E50, G40, and R21.
The dimension around the petals was added by tracing around them with an embossing tool.
The center of the flowers was created by adding touches of Scotch tacky adhesive and applying ivory Flower Soft.
The sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink Through the Trees stamped with the creamy caramel marker.
Adhered the panel to brown cardstock. All done! Thought about adding embellishments but decided it might take away from the detail and colors of the flowers. I welcome opinions, would you have added more or left it the way it was?