Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pink Pansies

It just occurred to me that I can share some of my Dirty Dozen cards on my blog now from my first month's gallery! In this gallery we were to use die cut shapes and punches on our cards, and this was one of my favorites. I'm not sure if there are pink pansies in the world... but I have painted them purple and red already, so... I had to do something different! :)
The image was watercoloring using Derwent watercolor pencils and a Niji water brush. I added some shading after it was dry with a Sepia pencil. I trimmed along some petals and leaves with a craft knife, and embossed from the back of the panel to create some dimension. Those raised areas are 'propped' up with foam tape for dimension. Someone had asked via email how I decide where to cut my images for this technique, and I sent her a diagram of the petals and leaves I cut around for this card. Here it is:
I posted a tutorial for this technique on the Flourishes blog...I'll post it here in the near future, when my guest spot is over.

The pansies are from I Brake For Stamps' Embossing Arts line, and the sentiment comes from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Love this gorgeous image and that little ladybug!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. How awesome!! These are colored to perfection.. I am glad I caught this post, so now I know how you did those flowers. :)

  2. gorgeous! sooo beautifully coloured, as always.

  3. Hi Dina,

    I am Happy To know You. your Card is so beautiful. Cantik2 semua. love your coloring too. Btw i already follow your blog :)

  4. So beautiful Dina and what a unique technique to try. TFS!

  5. Whoaaaaaaaa baby!
    I so adore every little bit of this fabulous dimension, Dina! Beautiful work!


  6. OhMy Goodness this is Gorgeous Miss Dina! Love your wonderful coloring and Fabulous scored BG too! Soo Beautiful! 8-)


  7. Duh, I found it, Dina! This is a gorgeous card, and I love this technique. Absolutely beautiful! I was thinking of trying this today...hugs!