Another new set from Stampin' Up I've been playing with today is Lotus Blossom - yes I'm late to the party again as this set is retired. It's a lovely three stamping set - I just wonder why they gave us stems as Lotus Blossoms sit on water - and that's what I wanted my card to show. So after lots of research and just a Let's Get On and Do It attitude I had a play.
I used lots of old SU inks in this one - inclding Ballet Blue, Bordering Blue, Island Indigo, and Bermuda Bay for the water. It involved lots of colouring with ink pens and watercolour pencils, blender pens, a touch of white gel pen, Wink of Stella and some splashes of water.
The flower itself was inked in old Cameo Coral and Perfect Plum and then clear embossed. I've used a Stitched Framelit to cut out the image. The sentiment is from the same set popped on a tag with Island Indigo ribbon threaded through. The background paper was made wavy with an old wavy tool I have - I can't remember what you call them - to give the feeling of more water. A glitter enamel dot was added to the little tag and lots of sponging around the edges.
The Wink of Stella gives it a really shimmery look and gives the water the feeling of movement.
I'm adding this to the SU Only SUOC198 challenge which this week is asking for Colouring.
I'm also adding this to Retro Rubber this week as they are looking for vintage - well my lotus flower is reminiscent of Monet's Water Lillies and you can't get more vintage than that! My stamp is also three years old so is an old stamp.