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Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge – Bouquet

Curtain call challenge Heather Telford

Penny Black is playing along with the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge today and the inspiration picture is a big bright bouquet of flowers.

I chose to highlight one of the flowers, a dahlia I think, and repeated it three times across my panel. I inked the flower from the transparent set ‘Efflorescence’ in barn door and ripe persimmon distress stain, spritzed it so the stains would blend then stamped it once on the panel. I did one at a time so I could do all the painting for each one while the stain was still wet. I used a waterbrush to pull colour from the outline in to fill the petals. If the stain dried before I could pull colour in I squeezed some out of the bottle and picked it up with the brush. After letting the first flower dry I did another and then a third. When all three were dry I added a fine splatter of barn door stain.

The background is coloured with Faber Castell polychromos pencils in two blues, I also added some extra definition here and there on the petals with red and orange pencils. The bottom edge of the panel, as well as the red, the blue mat and the card base, is die-cut by one of the stitched edges dies. For the sentiment I stamped only part of a stamp from the Sprinke & Smiles set so I could finish the phrase with words die cut in the same red as the mat.

Make sure you check out the challenge and some more interpretations from the PB design team

Supplies:

Stamps: Efflorescence, Sprinkles and Smiles (PB)
Creative Dies: Stitched Edges, Splendid Wishes (PB)
Inks: Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door distress stains (Ranger), Versafine Onyx Black (Imagine Craft/Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Red and Blue cardstock, Neenah Avon Brilliant White 110lb cardstock

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4 Comments on “Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge – Bouquet”

  1. Once again Heather, magnifique!!! STUNNING!

  2. Lindsey says:

    Beautiful! The flowers are gorgeous, and the complementary blues really set them off perfectly.

  3. Pat says:

    I love the flowers in that pretty bright orangy red which are complemented perfectly by that pretty blue and love the shape you have given to the border. A gorgeous card Heather. x

  4. CherylQuilts says:

    Gorgeous card, Heather, and I love the vibrant colors and the great shaped bottom! Stunning! Hugs!


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