Thursday, March 19

Blossoms on Water

The Cherry Blossom set contains three individual flowers that are perfect for creating CAS style cards. I stamped each of the images in the bottom corner of a kraft coloured card base, and set to work with my coloured pencils.

To give the impression that the flowers are floating on water, I added a thick shadow beneath each one. This gives the illusion of depth.

Adding "ripples" gives the impression of movement, like little wavelets radiating out from each blossom as it moves on the surface of the water. To add the ripples, I started on the very tip of my brush marker and then pressed down as I made the stroke, before coming up to the tip again. It's a stroke that needs a bit of practise, but is perfect for creating waves.

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  1. Lovely colouring. I look forward to seeing this on a card.

  2. Hi Beccy I love what you have done with these gorgeous flowers. I can't wait to see the card that you make. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. I love how they look like they are floating on water. It makes a big difference adding the shading. [Bunny]

  4. Pretty flowers and great coloring....looking forward in seeing the finish