Good afternoon everyone. It was a lovely day yesterday, the sun was shining all day. Today, however, is quite overcast and gloomy. What better way to brighten up the day than a beautiful, bright, colourful bouquet?
This is one of my samples from Maria's last show on Hochanda.
I have used the following Groovi plates:-
Firstly, I used the nested Octagon Plate and embossed a border using the smallest ball tool.
Next I worked out my flower arrangement. There are endless possibilities, I have made a few cards with different bouquets.
I added a sentiment at the bottom.
My favourite part of the project now - colouring and embossing. I have done some colouring on the back and some on the front. I like to do both as it gives the flowers more depth. I have used Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils to colour the design. I have also done a little embossing on the back of the parchment.
Finally I added some embossed lines within the octagon border.
I have hand-stitched the parchment onto the card. This does take a while to do but I think it finishes off the card beautifully.
Hope this has brightened up your day too.