I've coloured directly on to the Paper Smooches stamps with distress markers, huffed and stamped while masking the silver vase. The leaves were then shaded with a distress marker. The Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Inspirational Photo was a great starting point, I focused on the big blooms in a solid darker vase, the pink colours and the silver mirror surface.
I have a very neglected large silvery vase that used to be polished and displayed, but now languishes in a corner. I may have to get the polish out this weekend and bring some bright springtime cheer to my house. Instagram has the before shot, but I don't know when the after shot will go up, if you discount my stamped vase!
Thick watercolour paper meant that my die cut nearly all the way through, so a label is keeping everything in place on the inside, just in case we have a wardrobe malfunction and something falls out! However it was worth it as I love the watercolour effect of all the blended distress makers on the textured watercolour paper.
CAS-ual Fridays CFC136: Must Love Watercolor
One-Layer Simplicity Challenge OLS13: You Blend!
Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge 8-14 February: Inspiration Photo
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: All Things Bright & Beautiful
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles, Scripty Thanks
Ink: Encore Silver
Paper: Watercolour card from stash
Colouring: Distress Markers- Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Shaded Lilac, Mowed Lawn
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