Thought I better show you my finished Founder's Circle swap, I know I teased you by showing you the cardstock and a little snippet.
I used the stamp set Best of Flowers, this is one of the 25th Anniversary sets and I love this hydrangea. These sets come clear mount, but I glued it permanently to a block, I wanna keep this one.
I watercolored on the shimmery paper, it lets you play around a bit more with color over the Whisper White which tears easier when it gets too wet. Watercolor paper lets you play with color even more. I do have a 7 page PDF tutorial showing you how to watercolor if you are interested.
After I got them done I wanted to add a little silver shimmer to the flower petals so I stamped the flower on vellum and then I cut the flower petals out to make a mask and then I laid it over the completed image and stamped with the silver encore pad with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. Cool eh?
This will probably make more sense. If you want to see masking in another way, here is an oldie but a goodie masking tutorial.
Stamp Set: Best of Flowers, Express Yourself, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Jetblack Stazon, Sahara Sand, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Silver Encore Pad
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Basic Black, Shimmery White
Misc: Whisper White taffeta, Framed Tulips embossing folder
So we swapped in our jammies which is so fun. We had a group picture taken, can you find me?
So today I was so tired and did a lot of nothin'. That won't get me to Founder's Circle next year will it? So tomorrow it is back to work for me.
Have an awesome Tuesday and thanks for stopping in.
Darlene Groseclose says
The hydrangea stamp is one of my all-time favorites so I want to clearly understand your explanation which leaves me with a few questions. Did you stamp the silver on the vellum and leave that on top of the colored hydrangea?
Diana Gibbs says
Hi Darlene, I love this hydrangea too. No I used the vellum as a mask. So I laid it over the finished flower and stamped the silver dots and then take the vellum away, that way the dots are only on the flower. Hope that makes more sense. Hugs, Di
This is so pretty, thanks for finally sharing! 🙂