Monday, September 1, 2014

Persian Motifs ~

Hi there!  A sweet friend gifted this gorgeous Altenew set to me, Persian Motifs.  I couldn’t wait to emboss and watercolor it but just couldn't get up the mojo to get into my crafty cave – it’s too damn small!  Then a big wig plucked the card I was imagining right outta my head!  So I had to change things up and try it with color pencils.  I haven’t played with them for quite a while, so it was a bit of trial and error. 
Since I chose to color on kraft card stock, I stamped the images and then bleached the paper.  It helps the colors to really pop. I just use an old aqua painter filled with bleach to paint in between the lines of the stamped image.
persian birthday
I jacked up the stamen (?) on the flower so I had to draw in a couple of flourishes.  Not my most favorite thing to do, but it was better than scrapping the whole thing since I’d already spent a good deal of time coloring it.  I’m linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge : Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a super day!



Mandy said...

Stunning card Alyssa, so elegant, pretty, and beautifully coloured.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty!

Annette Allen said...

gorgeous card..

Anonymous said...

Wow, your card is so pretty on kraft. Just beautiful.
Heather T

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Beautiful card! I'm afraid of bleach!

Laurie said...

I got to watch this girl color this in real life! Whoop! SOOO pretty! Love you!!

3kidmama said...

The "Big Wig's"card with this stamp set was very pretty, but yours is STUNNING!

Do you have to do something to neutralize that bleach so it doesn't wash out the pigment from your pencils, or is it fine because you are coloring with a dry medium?
Love this card!

Angela said...

Your card is beautiful and your write up is awesomely frank and funny!