I cut and embossed the background die and removed it from the die trying to keep as many of the bits as possible intact.I used some dye based inks on a cotton wool ball to colour some of the trellis die and bits that would be the negatives.
I used the other half of the die cut for another card, and the coloured trellis for a further card so 3 from one die cut.
I added some glue to the backs of the negatives and laid them on the card so they were aligned as though still in the trellis formation, then removed the die cut.
I had used a gerbra die cut as a watercolour mask and kept them once dried, but I decided I only wanted to use one of the flower heads, some of the petal centers I kept in place and removed some of the others. I like how leaving some in place add to the texture and dimension of the flower.
I added an itty bitty bee that I had previously made up coloured with promarkers after cutting from white card and glitter added to the wings.I have a little bag ready made bitty bees so I can add them to my projects when I want without having to make them up from scratch, just like a ready made embellishment.
I'm not sure what I will use this card for but think it would be suitable for male or female as a birthday,get well or just thank you or hello ,so I will add the appropriate sentiment later.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
The pencil case -U for Utilise
( I utilised the negative waste bits from my die to form a background for my daisy and bee)
creative artiste - anything goes
crafty girls - anything goes
HLS - mixed media texture
open minded crafting - seasons/holidays
(I went with summer not that the UK is having one like this at the moment)
creative fingers - anything goes
alphabet challenge - H for hand coloured
chocolate coffee cards - use a die cut
creative inspirations -spring into summer
(or how I wish it was)