In playing with a new set from Altenew (see below for my Mother's Day order), I made a very simple card (you know, the kind I like!). But it was too simple. It needed a little something extra.
Here are the BEFORE pictures:
Isn't this sweet? I adore this two-stamp branch and blossoms from Altenew's Wildflower Garden set. But those blossoms look so flat.
I pulled out my Prismacolor Pencils and added a little shading. First, I added a bit of dark purple pencil to each blossom, and then I rubbed over it with a blender pencil to smooth it out and blend it into the lighter ink color. I tinkered with the shading until I was satisfied. It makes a world of difference!
Here are the AFTER pictures:
Often, a little something extra takes blah to beautiful!
And for those who are interested in such things, here's my Mother's Day bounty.
I'm wondering if I'll regret all those sequins. Do they stay glued to cards when sent through the mail? Inquiring minds, and all that.
Mercy, grace, peace, and love,
stamps: Altenew Wildflower Garden
ink: Hero Arts passion flower; Archival leaf green and black
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: Prismacolor pencil, blender pencil, MISTI