First off I started playing with zigs with no water added on vellum. Love love how they look and in the next few posts you will see some wonderful (well I think they are) results. Let me tell you if you have Zigs sitting there not getting used then try with vellum, with no or very little water so the vellum doesnt warp. We cant get vellum as heavy weight here in Australia as is available overseas so I cant say whether that works better or not with water.
What you are seeing here are some butterflies (Hero Art which I seem to use a lot) and a white embossed Hero Art background which had been cut up as the part that was missing had been used with paint and water and just warped too much. The image is embossed on a pale pink vellum, the butterflies on plain. With the butterflies you can see what happens when you dont clean the stamp often enough when used clear ink, the lines get wider and wider. Even rubbing with your hand will lift enough to start fresh.
Now onto this card. I took that scrap of vellum that had been mostly ruined and just coloured down the left side. I used two Zigs for the flowers and two Zigs for the leaves. Kept the main colour very light, actually thats the lightest pink then the next pink up. I colour the whole image with the pale pink, then just add a smidge of the next pink at the place where you want it darkest. I then come in again from the top of the petal adding colour and moisture and push down into the darker colour. If you feel you have too much dark then just wipe your brush on spare paper til light again and go back in. Turned petals I left just dark.
Check out the colour it looks soooo pretty with the white embossing. I fussy cut and I can tell you it wasnt that fiddly, the main thing to watch is that the vellum doesn't tear as it very thin in some parts.
I then added glue to areas on the back that I felt would be covered by darker colour or the embossing, just lots of little dabs. Finished it off with a few pink enamel dots that matched in colour and my beautiful Penny Black sentiment 'Thank You'.
I feel like sharing all the others as they are so beautiful...... but I'm babysitting tonight and tomorrow and then down to mum and dad's for a few days then its my son's Engagement Party and I wont have much time to make new cards so I better stretch them out, a bit.
Thanks for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.
Being the Guest Designer this month I dont think I can enter as well but I
just couldn't resist sharing another vellum card.