06 November, 2019

Arty Divas DT 5 November Project

Hi Lovelies!

Today is Challenge 8 at Arty Divas.  This is a FORTNIGHTLY "anything goes" (any type of project and any theme) challenge with a design team who makes projects showcasing the sponsor who often offers PRIZES!

This week's sponsor is SheepSki Designs
SheepSki's Etsy Store

With everything going on, I had to take my digis which I had previously printed on watercolour paper to hospital with me so I could colour the flowers during my infusion.  It's not as easy as it looks!  Some of the pre-meds I get give me shaky hands which doesn't help matters.

I decided to use Inktense since I can take pre-filled water brush pens and it's much less mess or hassle than other watercolour when you're in this kind of predicament.  I also knew the set of Inktense had a good range of blues and purples which is ideal since the image is of cornflowers. 

I did a google image search and was really fascinated how in some types of cornflower, the bud and the centres of the flowers appear more purple and the more mature petals seem more blue.  I tried to reflect this is my colouring.

At once point I was banished back to my recliner from a table and proper chair, since the battery warning on my IV pump started screaming.  There are side tables but it makes anything requiring a desk or table a challenge.

Once I got home I decided to add a yellow background to attempt to hide some of the places my shaky hands missed the flowers and went outside the lines!

I opted not to used a sentiment on this once since I wasn't sure who would receive it,  It would work equally well as a "get well", "thinking of you", "sympathy" or "thank you".

I liked the idea of a kraft card base.  It seemed kind of rustic, but a black mat was definitely needed for contrast.  I used the Permanent Glue Dots to adhere the card front to the mat since the heavily watercoloured card front was warped and would continue pulling in whatever direction ir wants.  Then I used foam tape ti attach that to the card base and finally finishing with some sequins and which as always use Mini or Micro Glue Dots.

That's all for now!  Thanks for stopping by!

Love and  wonderful watercolours!

1 comment:

  1. OMGoodness, Alex, it sounds like you've been having a rough time health-wise. I know you have a chronic illness and I am so sorry that this treatment has been difficult to bear. I hope you're doing okay. Your card is very pretty and I love your colour choices. I just joined Arty Divas as a follower and hope to start joining your challenges over there. Sending hugs and wishes for improved health.