Sadly, it's far too long since I posted. I've been crafting all this time, but just haven't bothered to add the projects to my blog. Life is just busy, I suppose. This layout, however, I would say is my most favorite of any I've done. I've purchased some Altenew stamp sets and Prima products over the years, and I put them together on this one. I think they make a fantastic floral combination.
I can't remember where I purchased the digital image from, but once I finished coloring her I knew she had to be in the center of a floral layout. If you like to color, Kathy Raccoosin of The Daily Marker is doing one of her 30-day coloring challenges for the month of February. I've been coloring a lot more since I discovered them. I also recommend Kit and Clowder for coloring classes whether you prefer markers or pencils. Alyce is a fantastic instructor.
The printed paper for the foundation is from Prima's Fairy Flora collection. The huge aster flowers are stamped from Altenew's Build-a-Flower: Aster set. I also used leaves and smaller flowers from the Beautiful Day stamp set and the Peony Bouquet stamp set. I stamped and heat-embossed the different leaves, stamped the flowers and colored them with Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers and Distress Inks. I added some 3-D chipboard leaves and cherry blossoms I had in my stash, and accented them with Prima's Art Alchemy Opal Magic Wax.
I added dimension to the Altenew Aster flowers by accenting with puff paint I had tinted with mica powders. I love the way they turned out!
Challenges for this project:
Altenew Sketch Challenge #13
The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge