First mistake... I stencilled the Wild Honey onto the cardbase but forgot to apply embossing powder while it was damp. And I was too scared to dab my Versamark ink pad over the inked areas for fear of contaminating it. Um.
So I figured I'd just leave it as is and attach the peony right to the cardbase. Maybe not such a bad idea since the bloom is so huge. Off to watercoloring it was.
Next mistake... I started with Festive Berries, then Picked Raspberry. And then an hour later that bloom was just way too "in your face" and I wasn't happy with the stamens I had traced with a black marker OR with my shading. TIP: When watercoloring, start with your lightest color and work up to the darker shade(s)!
So this was roughly what I had.
But didn't like. That's when these pieces got set off to the side and yesterday's card was born. And since I forgot to wipe the Wild Honey off my stencil before starting with the blue on that card, I got yellow + blue = green. Now you know what happened in that upper right corner of yesterday's card! So back to this one... After wondering "what would Joni do?" (and I would love to know what Joni would have done at this stage) I continued with this adventure.
Had two ideas. First I thought about adding some blue to the base and adhering the bloom kinda vertically along the right edge, chopping off part of it. (Maybe I should have...) Then I decided to banish it to the inside, also chopped off. Then I envisioned a window for some of it to peek through. And it became a Mother's Day card with a sentiment from Jane's Doodles Mother's Flowers.
Looking at that photo of the inside now, it could have been a typical Maria card front ;) But I was pretending to be Joni, remember? So, out came some heat embossing and more distress inking, this time with Peacock Feathers.
I cut apart my STAMPlorations Mom Subway Art Builders #1 stamp and created the embossed BG before inking. Oh, and the window was born thanks to a Spellbinders Label One die.
Not earth shattering. But not in the wastebasket either ;)
I'm playing at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is "Journey". Cuz it certainly was a journey to arrive at this card.
Have a wonderful day, friends. Thanks for coming by.
Supplies for mom:
Paper: Bringmann, watercolor (Target for kids)
Stamps: bloom Stampendous, Mom STAMPlorations, sentiment Jane's Doodles
Ink : Distress Ink, Versamark
Tools: stencil Prima, scissors, die Spellbinders
Other: white embossing powder, paintbrush, Sharpie