What’s a Honey Hop without some sweet prizes, right? This time we not only have one awesome prize pack but TWO!! One winner will win our zen florals pack (Zen florals, Zen Bouquet, and each of their matching die sets) and our second winner will win our Alpha prize pack! (Color me alpha stamp set, sentiment alpha stamp set, and color me alpha die set). All you have to do to win is comment here on the Honey Bee Stamps blog and again at each one of our designer’s blogs by Sunday August 28th. Winner will be announced on Monday August 29th at Noon PST.
Here are the three pieces before putting them together.
I felt the Lattice and Floral Border was a bit to stark so I sponged some Dark Roast onto them...then the Floral border panel was too dark so I swiped Hampton White Pigment ink acrossed it. Not sure if I was pleased with all the darkening outcome but could not go back from there:))
The POP of COLOR was the Lemon Drop colored banner with the sentiment and Pink Lemonade Couture mix.(I DO LOVE the names of the products at The Ton:)) they are often food related!)
Starting out I inked the single blooms onto watercolor paper and began coloring them in with Kuretake Gansai Tambi, 36 Color Set. As you can see in the photo the last one got smudged:(( not to worry!
Next I cut several masks and stamped the large leaf image repeatedly
Ziggys and PIT pens have become my favorite coloring mediums for detail. I used them to add depth and shadows to the blooms and leaves.
Then I cut SEVERAL Be-YOU-tiful dies from white CS and glued them onto the white space off to the right of the leaves; being careful to "tuck" the words under by cutting the edges of leaves with a craft knife.
Added a bit of watercolor stripes on the left of the leaves..this makes me HAPPY!! and added more shadows with the COOL GRAY ziggy
To finish the card I heat embossed the sentiment in COPPER EP from Hero Arts onto Vellum. Wrapped that around my card front and called it DONE:))..see how that last bloom looks as good as the first with vellum over it?