Mondo Sakura wishes

Hi crafters. The flower challenge currently has a challenge to use your favourite flower. I haven’t used this stamp before but I have coveted it whenever I saw one of the many beautiful cards that have been made by others with it. I finally purchased the Mondo Sakura Stamp by Julie Ebersole recently when it was on sale. I love the style of drawing in the image. I decided to try watercolouring. The paper I had, had a big curve in it so I taped it to a board. This became important later as I couldn’t restamp it. I stamped with Versafine Clair Monarch and watercoloured in pinks and purples. The watercolour did obscure the lines so I went over them with gold and glitter gel pens. I did the stamens in gold and added some glitter pen to some books and crannies too. It is hard to see the sparkling lines in the photos.

I started the background in Daniel Smith Shadow violet but decided that wasn’t right. I then added washes in magenta and purple until I thought it was better. I cut the panel down to fit on a 5×7 card and matted it on dark pink mirror paper. I ran a gold pigment ink pad around the edges of the main panel. The sentiment is from the Technique Tuesday agapanthus set and was embossed in gold.

This photo shows the background colour better rather than looking brown.

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

The Flower challenge #35 for August: Use your favourite flower.

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