This image is from Impression Obsession and it was given to me as a gift by my dear friend and card swapping buddy Patti Willey some time ago. It's such a beautiful image and a joy to color.
Ok, this is my very first attempt at trying this technique called "No Line Coloring", I've seen a few videos but the one that totally captured me was THIS ONE by Kristina Werner, she is amazing.
I, of course, didn't have the water colors she used or the brushes, for that matter but, I did have the Tim Holtz "Antique Linen" distress ink and my SU markers and aqua painter so I figured I could use what I had and give this a try.
I stamped the image onto a panel of Canson water color paper, I used the smooth side, with the distress ink, I did mask the sentiment that comes with the image because Spring is long gone.
Then, I braced myself and started to color this lovely vase of flowers using the color palate on Mary's challenge as close as I could, I hope it's ok.
Since the sentiment was already on the image, all I did to embellish this card was to make a bow with some twine, I just didn't think the image needed any more stuff.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.
The sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called "Lots of Thoughts", the butterfly unfortunately, I don't know where it comes from, I bought it so long ago and, at the time, I really never thought I was going to need the information on the package. I will show a picture of this set at the end of the post, maybe one of you have seen it and can tell me the name and the company that made it, I thank you in advance.
Here are the banners that inspired this card.
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.
Stamps I used.