Hello everyone, hope your week is going well.
On Sunday, I did something that it not the norm for me. I'm not one to sit for a length of time, always busy doing something. Well, this Sunday was different. I turned on Netflix, and watched season 1 of
"The Crown". Oh my goodness it was awesome, I loved it. I can't wait until Season 2 comes out in Dec. So while I was watching, I also was making cards!
I know Bee Balms are normally red, at least the ones I have in the yard, but I decided I wanted to colour mine purple tones. I just googled now and there is purple bee balms! Who would of thought?
I'm using one of the images from Power Poppy's Vibrant Thanks set.
I know your probably thinking, omg what was she thinking with these colours, but I tell you, in real the card is very pretty. Sometimes the camera just doesn't pick up the right tones.
I used MFT Die-namics essential cover up vertical die to cut the dark purple frame. I then used scraps of Memory Box paper to fill in the top and bottom pieces. Again the bottom piece looks more blue, but it really does have a purple tone to it in real.
I coloured the bee balm using prismacolour pencils. I then cut it out using Memory Box Pinpoint Main Street Tags die. I pulled out some seam binding ribbon in the deep fuschia colour to pull some of the colour of the bee balm. After it was all together, it looked kind of plain (the tag part) so I added some shading around the stem and leaves using a fuschia pencil, well I got a bit to close with the stump and gamsol, that it pulled in some of the green, so what could I do but go with it, so pulled in some of the green in other spots to balance out.
To finish off, I added a couple of purple rhinestons, and Nuvo clear glitter pen for the flowers.
Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful day. See you again real soon, as I have more cards to share!