Hello Again Crafty Friends!
Today for you I have this bright floral card where I used some watercolor crayons to color in this fun image. I just love the one word it has inside the lightbulb....."dream". For me, this would be a card I could send for encouragement or a celebration depending on what you write inside.
I used this stamp from the set called Shine Bright from Little Birdie Crafts. I stamped in Gina K Amalgam ink onto a piece of watercolor card. From there, I used my Caran d'Aache Neocolor II Watercolor Pastels. Mostly I used them from a palette and picked the color up with my brush that way but for some of the darker areas, I did go direct from the tip of the crayon using my wet brush to add color right to paper. I really like how you can change the hue and make blends of color to match your project easily.
I painted the silver part of the bulb with the Metallic Paint in Silver Charm to give the realistic look of metal.
After the painting was done, I used an oval framelit to cut out my shape and then I inked the edges a bit with some Spun Sugar Distress Ink so I didn't have such a stark white piece.
My base was made using a piece of cardstock from the Little Birdie Chevron in Aquarelle Linen pack that I again inked the edges of but this time, I used Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink. On top of that, I placed a piece from the Watercolor Floral Ballet paper pack. I inked that piece along the edges in Dried Marigold. I loved the colors on this piece of floral paper and tried to let that be my guide for coloring the stamp and also my paper flower embellishment.
I made some leaf shapes with a punch I had on hand and inked the edges in Mermaid Lagoon again. I added some flowers from the Natalia Shabby Chic pack and then dyed some of them using the Distress Inks I used earlier. I also did one using the Berry Blast Color Splash. The Polina Birds and Berries flower is the bright pink one in the middle with the white stamens. I also added some bling from the Silver Fiesta Bling Pack to the small purple and pink flowers for some extra sparkle.
Lastly, I added some clear Pearl Drops in the shade Dew Drop to mimic water droplets like you might see on an early spring morning. Everything got mounted to a black cardstock base and there ya go!
I hope you liked my creation. I'd love to hear if you've tried watercolor pastels/crayons too! Hope you are filled with inspiration to create something meaningful today :)