A quick card for today. I used a beautiful digital stamp from Graciellie Designs. I have been seeing this technique where you place the sentiment in the middle of an image and wanted to give it a try.
I used Microsoft Word and placed the sunflower image in a text box and sized it how I wanted. I then placed the sentiment in a text box and sized and placed it over the sunflower where I wanted it. I left the text box background white so that it wouldn't let the sunflower show through in that area. I printed it out on a laser printer and used a ruler and a Copic friendly pen to draw lines above and below the sentiment along the edge of the image.
Sunflower petals-E17, YR24, YR27, Y15, Y19, BV20
Center-E34, E29, E49, E59, YG13, G20, Y02
Don't let he number of colors intimidate you. Most are used very sparingly. I started with the darkest color on the petals and worked my way out. I colored several petals at the same time. I put down the three darkest colors and then used the Y19 to blend them out, leaving a little bit of white space to fill in with the Y15.
The center was done by dotting all the colors. I started with the darkest color and dotted along the outside edges of the center. Leave a lot of white space for the first layer. Then add each color starting slightly into the previous colors area and dotting out a little further. You then go back following your previous pattern and dot another layer to fill in the white spaces.
Once I had the image colored, I die cut the panel and cut a loose mask to cover the flower. I splatted black water color over the panel. I am splatter challenged. I always seem to get one random clump of splatters no matter what I do.
Summer Sunflowers-digital stamp
Shimmer & Shine-if you prefer red rubber stamps, these are the same images. They will be slightly smaller than the flower on my card.
Double Stitched In & Out-rectangle die