Miriam generously supplied me with some goodies from her store, including these gorgeous bronze flowers. When I pulled them out, I KNEW I had to use them.
I am a paper crafter...so it took me SEVERAL attempts to finally decide what I was going to do with the flower.
The first thing I tried was putting a red eyelet in the middle and adding Stickles (my go-to crafty item) for some pizzazz....
I am totally in love with this flower...but I just couldn't figure out what to do with it so that the project was just as pretty as the flower itself.
Then it hit me!! COPICS!
I purchased a small airbrush gun months & months ago. But I have been afraid to 'waste' the air can. You know what I mean, right? You have this wonderful product that you just don't want to use due to fear of an inferior final product??
Yeah, me too!
So, with the airbrush, I thought I would the flower as a mask.... great idea, huh? I thought so!
I used a dark pink (RV34) Copic marker. I have been on a kick the last two weeks of using Valentine colors and making cards for the family. Naturally, I used a pink Copic. ;-)
What's great about this method IS that I have a background paper for my creation AND a great flower for another project.
After I was sure the Copic ink as dry. I cut the paper to 4 x 5 1/4 & inked around the edges with fluid chalk. Stamped "Thinking of you" in Memento ink. To give the 'flowers' a bit more pop and definition, I added some flat back pearls from Miriam's.
Here's my card.....................
It's it beautiful? I LOVE it!
Thank you for spending some time with me today, and don't forget to link up your project HERE.