Most of you know how much I love water coloring, I'm no expert by any stretch of the imagination, I just enjoy this technique and I've learned a few tricks along the way but this time, I use only Prismacolor pencils to color this image.
The "Less is More" challenge for this week is ONE LAYER CARDS!!!!! and you must include an image with a stem. Here is mine.
This is a beautiful and sadly retired image from Flourishes called "Orchids"
Now, I wanted to enter this challenge but I ran out of Ninah Solar White card stock, I have a few pieces left here and there but not enough to make a card base and fold it in half for the One Layer challenge. I thought of going out yesterday but the cold and snow just kept me indoors so I had to improvise and hope for the best. So I grabbed just a plain white card base that I buy in bulk to make my cards and, bracing myself, I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink hoping that I wouldn't smear when I colored it with my Prismacolor pencils and paper stumps dipped in baby oil, no water coloring this time and I had to be real careful not to use to much oil because I didn't want to stain the back of the card. There is really nothing to add to this image, it's just so beautiful all on it's own, all I did was stamp the word in SU Rich Razzleberry ink.
Here is a picture of the finished inside, the sentiment is from the same set, the little Terrarium with the Orchid on the corner is from another Flourishes set called "From the Garden", both are stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink.
Here's a picture of the stamp set I used, just so you can see how it looks like and maybe you can find it too.