Blended Bloom for PPA248

It’s been quite a while since I played with Blended Bloom, a favorite from the Annual Catalog.  These warmer days are turning my thoughts to flowers, so it was a natural choice.  After thinking about how I wanted to use it, I remembered the PPA248 sketch that was posted yesterday and decided my idea would work perfectly with the sketch.

Blended Bloom for PPA248 from

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and stamped the image with black Staz On.  Using my Aqua Painter, I colored with Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and Crushed Curry.  It’s amazing how much tonal variation you can achieve with this technique.

Blended Bloom detail for PPA248 from

While unfortunately you can’t see it, the focal image sits on a layer of Basic Black that has been stamped with Blended Bloom inked in Versamark.  This gives a subtle damask effect to the layer.

The Vellum banner is stamped and embossed with an image from Point and Click.  While the sentiment was created using the Back to Basics Alphabet.

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  • Reply
    Michelle Quinno
    April 21, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Such a beautiful card!

  • Reply
    Susan Itell
    April 21, 2015 at 8:00 am

    A stamper after my own heart! I adore watercoloring and plying with the Aqua Painters – (I feel like an artist) – you did a fabulous job with the coloring! Thanks for sharing your talent!

  • Reply
    Dawn Tidd
    April 17, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Pretty card! Love the water coloring on the beautiful bloom! Thanks for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts this week!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 18, 2015 at 6:51 am

      Thanks Dawn, it was fun to pretend I was a painter. Amazing how easy starting with a stamp makes it.

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