Morning Uniko fans, it's time for another fun challenge.
This time I'm going bright and happy!
I know a lot of us are spending more time in our gardens than ever before, so I was thinking about what I still had to plant out and what I would like to buy now the garden centers are open and thought about some stargazer lilies. Lilies aren't good if you have cats but we don't, so perhaps these bright and happy blooms will find their way into my basket one day soon.
Using a panel of watercolour paper, I stamped and embossed in white these Pure Florals -Lily images, creating my own masks from Post-its, before colouring with my Zig watercolor pens, great for detail and larger areas!
I chose a purple and deep pink against a pale blue background, washing in some pale colour to the petals first, adding some darker areas whilst still wet, before going back to add the details once the background was dry. I finished by adding my blue background wash of dilute Salty Ocean DI.
My sentiment strip is from the Pure Florals - Cosmos set.
The completed panel was trimmed down to size before adding to an A6 top folding note card.
While I had my lily stamp set on the table, I saw that over at Twofer the theme was Flowers, so I thought I would make another card using the same lily stamp. This time I used just the one bold bloom and coloured it using Copics. Now I have to say that due to the current situation, my stash of Copic friendly card is rather low, so I used some other white card for this to see how it would work. The end result isn't all that bad but not as good as the right card would have been. The surface of this card is more absorbent so the blending is rather patchy. Hopefully I shall be able to trot off to get some more of the good stuff from my normal local supplier very soon.
I went with a bright orange lily for this card and a sentiment from the Pure Florals Rose set.
Here are both cards together.
The Copic coloured one is more graphic compared to the arty looking watercoloured one but I do love this large lily stamp.
That's all from me for the mo, but for more bright and happy Uniko inspiration, please check out our fab GD Viv and the rest of the team here, along with all Ts and Cs.
We'd love to see your efforts, who doesn't want a bit of cheeriness in these dark days. You don't need to use Uniko stamps either but it would be great if you did.
All challenge details can be found on the Uniko blog.
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