The second card is for the Altenew monthly inspiration challenge. The challenge for December is to use one of the previous inspirations from 2017. When I first started looking at the Altenew inspiration challenge the first one I saw was from August. The inspiration photo was of a card created by Erum Tasneem one of the Altenew design team members. I was pretty awe-struck by that card and really wanted to play along, but at that point I didn't have many Altenew stamps, it was summer and so I never made anything. Thank goodness the December challenge gave me the opportunity to use the color combo!! My colors are a bit more muted and instead of teal I used blue (I was looking more at the colors in the flowers), but overall I love how everything turned out. To bring in the gold I embossed the flower, leaves and stem in gold embossing powder and then colored them with Daniel Smith watercolors using the palette I got from Simon Says Stamp. The leave were done with a combination of two browns from the palettes and a little bit of gold. The flowers were colored with two shades of blue along with a touch of turquoise. I watercolored the background with a mixture of the blues and then added in some gold. I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors in dark brown and gold to add splatters to the watercolor panel as well as to the flowers and leaves. I placed everything where I wanted it so I could determine where to stamp my sentiment. Added that and then adhered everything in place. The stamp set I used is Beautiful Day along with the matching dies.
Hope you have a wonderful day!!
Supplies: PTI card: Cardstock: PTI white, SU! green, SSS fog; Stamps: PTI; Dies: PTI and AJVD; Inks: MFT, PTI and Stampin Up!
Altenew Card: Cardstock: PTI kraft, Ranger watercolor; Stamps and dies: Altenew; Ink: VersaMark watermark, VersaFine Onyx Black; Embossing Powder Tsukineko gold; Watercolor medium: Daniel Smith and Kuretake