I found this lovely card of this week's featured stamper, Penni/aka razldzl to CASE. I loved her big image panel with the pretty tree and have ysed her layout with different images and colors. My image piece is one I drew. I used a watercolor technique using Elegant Writer pens that someone shared during the DTGD prize drawing thread. I had tried it a while ago with my ancient Elegant Writer pen that I had and it showed up really purple. I bought some new ones and tried again and this time got the slate blue color when I started to activate with water. So, I had already drawn the whole flower with the "blue" pen and went back and added some of the "purple" pen (both are black when you write with them) and then used a fine brush dipped in water to activate the ink and spread the color around. Once this was dry I went back with an Eggplant marker to put some detail back in. I also used a Sahara marker to draw some shading around the flower and also to try to green up the stem a bit. For assembling my card, I went with a 5x7" base in Bayou Blue which matched complemented the blue color in the Dahlia. I used Eggplant for my framing. I used watercolor paper for the embossed pieces as that's what I'd used for the flower. I diecut my sentiment in Bayou and glued over the square piece placing it on the diagonal as in Penni's original card. I popped the dahlia panel as the embossed piece was raised quite a bit and I also popped the 3 corners of the sentiment piece.
I had so much fun being the featured stamper last week that I am glad to have a chance to play along today. I hope you can check out the challenge and play along too. Featured Stamper 503 Penni/ aka razldzl
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016 GMT Views: 420
Registered: July 9, 2008 Location: Stars Fell on Alabama Posts: 60312
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 @ 6:42 PM
Wow! Gail, this is beautiful and you drew your image...that is amazing to me. I can't draw anything. I love this card and you did such a great case of razldazl's card. The embossing and colors are super. Fav'd
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Wed, Sep 28, 2016 @ 6:53 AM
Gail, Thank you so very much for choosing to CASE a card from my gallery in this week's Featured Stamper Challenge. I'm in awe of your card and the special attention you have given the image and the magnificent coloring. I am honored.
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