Today’s card is again inspired by the colorfully creative Alex Syberia and this card I found on her Instagram feed! I love the unusual size of the card and of course, the bold, bright colors! So, I decided to make one similar to hers!
I began by cutting a four inch wide strip from a nine inch long watercolor pad, thus getting a 4″x9″ panel to work on. I dusted it completely with my anti-static pouch in order to stamp Altenew’s Crown Bloom and Beautiful Day sprig using Brutus Monroe’s Gilded embossing powder. I had to do a bit of masking to achieve the elongated design similar to Alex’s.
When my design was in place, I pulled out my darkest teal Zig marker and began by lightly “scribbling” a little color into each nook and cranny, then adding water with a water brush to soften and spread the color. I did this section by section until the whole design was surrounded by a soft sea of color! I decided to color my blossoms with shades of orange, red and yellow as they’re opposite blue on the color wheel and pack a vibrant punch! I can’t even list the colors I used as there were so many; I kept adding layers upon layers, drying often in between.
Initially, I’d colored the little “seedy” looking things in the flower center with black and brown, but went over them with the same purple I’d colored the tiny blossoms on the sprigs.
You can really see the pretty purple centers in this photo! When I was satisfied with the depth of color in the Crown Blooms I began to add to the background by spattering on wet purple, aqua, red and black ink and used my markers to fill in some of the crannies with additional dots. After stamping lightly my new Vintage Note stamp from Stampendous around the images, I heat-embossed the Unity Stamps sentiment in black directly to my watercolored panel then mounted it onto a base of ivory card stock. I am SO loving how this card turned out! And I already have my next Alex Syberia project planned!! Stay tuned! 😀