Good morning! Today, I’m super excited to be taking part in The Stamp Market‘s October Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from the fantastic Carly Minner’s blog, and your next stop is the fabulous Lea Lawson’s blog. Amy has released some absolutely stunning designs this week, and I was lucky enough to work with the insanely, marvelously, jaw-droppingly gorgeous Floral Bouquet (I don’t currently possess enough superlatives to describe how much I love this stamp set). I couldn’t resist doing two cards for today’s hop, so let’s get started with the details!
I cannot express how much I love the Floral Bouquet stamp set. This little spray of beautiful flowers with the berries…. makes my heart go pitter patter. It reminds me of a beautiful French toile, so I stamped a pretty background panel using some Copic friendly black ink, then colored them a shocking pink with Copic markers, adding lime green to the leaves and some peachy orange to the berries. I could see these beautiful nosegays in SO many color combinations…. such a stunning design.
After I’d finished coloring all of the flowers, I added a frame using my T-square and a black marker. I die cut the “You” from an older Stamp Market set (that is sadly retired) using black glitter paper. Those flowers though…. wow! I want this print on a chair in my craft room…. or maybe some wall paper… Hmm.
Copics used: RV06, 17, 66, 69; T7; YR02; R05, 08; YG 11, 13, 17, 21
For my second project, I was unable to resist no-line painting that giant peony image from Floral Bouquet. What a truly superb rendition of a big fat peony. Those giant petals… they’re fantastic for practicing shading and depth. I can’t wait to dig in with my colored pencils, either. 😉 After stamping the images using Ink On 3 Fadeout Ink, I used a combination of Daniel Smith Quinacridone Coral, Rhodonite Genuine, and Neutral Tint for the florals, with Undersea Green and Indanthrone Blue for the leaves, with a halo of Indanthrone Blue as well.
After all of that work painting that massive peony, I didn’t want to cover it up with too much of a sentiment, so I white embossed a greeting from Beautiful Blooms on a thin strip of black card stock, then popped it up using some foam adhesive.
Here’s the full hop list in case you get lost: