I remember in that crazy opening scene of Star Trek - Into Darkness - I thought that the Nibiru planet and its people looked like a living cherry blossom. That was such a cool scene. It is a real work of art from start to finish - someone on that film has some great art chops.
So I think the cherry blossom is why I love pink and yellows together, and I really love it with watercolor. I love roses that are pink with a little hint of yellow too - it's just a soothing combo.
My sweet friend Libby shared the new My Monthly Hero Kit with me for January, and as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to do some cherry blossom watercolor with it.
There were actually a lot of steps to this first card - it was super fun to make. First I watercolored a background panel with Koi Watercolor - magenta and yellow, just in sort of loose stripes. I attached that to a white card base. There's a SUPER sweet stack of vellum in the kit - if you look at sort of the tiny, bokeh dots in the background, they are actually teeny, iridescent hexagons on the vellum. It's very luminous and pretty. I attached that to the card next.
Then I used one of the six different heart dies in the kit to die cut some watercolor paper, and I did more intense washes of magenta and yellow on that and stamped the little hearts in white pigment ink to echo that bokeh on the vellum.
Next I took some of the shaker goodies included - just different sizes of iridescent hearts, and glued them to the vellum in random places and then added the die cut valentine sentiment on top of all that. Does anyone else have trouble with "random" placement of things like this on cards? I'm mostly really terrible at it. :).
BARC Wood envelopes by Arc Crafts, I decided to see if emboss resist would work on them with the little hearts - and it did.
I think I'll send Libby a little card in this pretty envelope and we'll report back on how they hold up in the mail. They are are cute - these are a 4 Bar card size, but they also make other sizes, including A2, and are 100% made in the USA - yay!
If you want to get your paws on that kit, it's available while supplies last from my sweet friends at Hero Arts.
Now check out what a few of my friends have done with it!
Lydia Fiedler (You are here)
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