A few weeks ago, I won some blog candy from the wonderfully talented Laura Frederickson. I remember when I first started blogging, she was very helpful to me, and besides being very creative, she is just a very nice person! She sent ME a lovely thank you card:
Isn't this pretty? I love the little details. One of the items I won was the gorgeous set from Flourishes titled "Sweet Violets". I finally got a chance to play with it, and although this was a rather quick attempt, I thought it came out pretty well. I began to use the few Copics I had, but ended up finishing it with my reinkers and my aquapainter, using a technique called Drunken Watercoloring! Instead of using water in your aquapainter, you use alcohol; your reinkers then become sort of like Copics, and although it takes a little experimentation, the colors remain truer than using straight water. So what do you think?
I popped up a violet and a leaf, and added some dew drops, mounting it on some Mellow Moss & Basic Black, then on an Almost Amethyst card stamped with CHF's Leaves Backgrounder. Since the design is fairly large, I didn't add a lot of extras--this was really just a practice piece! I added a little violet on the inside as well:
I won another item, and I'll be making something with that in the next few days, so be on the lookout! Have a great day!