Hi guys! Today I want to share a card I created using the gorgeous rose image from the Mad Tea Party Curious Stamp Set. I just LOVE this image and it's so much fun to color! I've used Copic markers in my sample, but this rose looks fantastic colored using all kinds of mediums - watercolors, water markers, Gelatos, acrylic paint, Distress Inks - any of these would work equally as well.
I started out by stamping four of the rose images onto Copic compatible cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Dye Ink. I've used the dye ink for my stamped images as it is compatible with my Copic Markers, meaning it won't run and reactivate causing a mess with the markers. Next I chose my colors, coordinating these with the colors used in Mad Tea Party by picking a few of my favourite patterned papers then matching my copic colors from there. This ensures you get the perfect palette to work with!
Now the fun part begins! I colored all my rose images using lighter shades on the outer edges of my rose petals and blending the darker shades towards the centers of each petal. Each petal was blended separately to ensure a smooth blend, using the lighter shades on the outside petals and darker shades towards the center. The flower center was colored using yellow/amber shades then I've adhered clear microbeads for some added texture. I also blended the leaves in green shades.
After all the shading was complete I fussy cut around each flower starting with my base as the largest piece, the top petals were trimmed from the center piece and the third layer is just the front few petals. For the fourth layer I have just used the center bud of the flower along with the petal right at the very front of the flower. Each of these layers has been pieced together using dimensional dots for a realistic 3-D effect. The end result is simply stunning - an amazing handcrafted dimensional rose to add to a special project. I have placed mine on a card but this would look equally as stunning on any papercraft project you had in mind.
Marion Smith Designs Mad Tea Party Clear Acrylic Stamp Set - Curious
Marion Smith Designs Mad Tea Party patterned paper - Cut & Create Small Ephemera
Marion Smith Designs Mad Tea Party patterned paper - Rabbit Hole
Marion Smith Designs Mad Tea Party patterned paper - Wonderland
Copic markers petals - R000, R00, R20, R22, R24, R59
Copic markers flower center - YR21, YR23, YR24, E15
Copic markers leaves and stem - YG03, YG23, G07, YG67
Copic markers butterfly - YR21, YR23, YR24, E15
Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink - Tuxedo Black
X-Press It Blending Card
Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Antique Linen
Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Gathered Twigs
Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Microbeads - Clear
Thanks for dropping by!