Monday, 21 March 2022

Card with Brushstroke Flowers by Tim Holtz

Hello everyone, here is my second inspirational project for our March challenge over at the Country View Challenges where the theme is Mother's DayAs with my first creation, I made a floral card with a striped background. But here I chose the text "thank you" because I think we have a lot to thank our mothers for.

And here is my tutorial.

I cut out a large rectangle panel from 300 gsm watercolour paper. Then I started to blend Faded Jeans Archival ink to the surface through stencil but I changed my mind and used Faded Jeans paint instead. 

I cut out the flowers from 300 gsm paper and started to colour them with Distress paints.

I used Kitsch Flamingo for the first layer.

And Spun Sugar for the second layer.

The third layer remained white. Then I inked the edges of all the edges with Potting Soil Archival ink. When I was ready with this, I assembled the flowers.

I coloured the leaves with Bundled Sage and Rustic Wilderness. 

I inked the edges of the lighter-coloured leaves with Olive Archival ink. Here you can see how the leaves looked before and after.

Then I added to all the edges Potting Soil, even to the card.

Then I stamped randomly onto the surface of the rectangle panel with The Professor 2 stamps using Hickory Smoke Archival ink.

Then I toned back with diluted white paint.

I spattered the panel with diluted brown acrylic paint. When it was dry, I glued the flowers on the surface. In the end, I spattered the panel with diluted white paint.

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Brushstroke Flowers 2 by Tim Holtz (665210)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Alphanumeric 3/4" by Tim Holtz (660056)

Stampers Anonymous, The Professor 2 by Tim Holtz (CMS395)

Stampers Anonymous, Shifter Stripes stencil (THS108)

Ranger Distress paint (Kitsch Flamingo, Spun Sugar, Rustic Wilderness, Bundled Sage, Faded Jeans)


So if you have a Mother's Day project, please don't hesitate to join our challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher in the Country View Craft Shop.

With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Feminine

1 comment:

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Monika, I love how it looks when you have knocked it back with the white paint, with the faint text just showing through. Take care and have a lovely week, Sue xx


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