Lilies & Love

#sarasherlock Colored Pencil Coloring I Love You Stamp Lilies for Spring Much Love Sara Sara Sherlock watercolor

Hello!  It's Sara, from Much Love, Sara.   Growing up, my grandmother had a double row of Orange Asiatic Lilies growing in her front flower bed every summer - along with numerous other flowers throughout her yard.  I did not inherit her green thumb AT ALL, but I have managed to keep a single Asiatic Lily coming back for a few years now.  I can see it from my kitchen window and it always reminds me of her flowers.   When I saw the Lilies for Spring Stamp Set, I knew I had to color them as the lilies I remembered. 

I began by cutting a panel of watercolor paper.  I used the Black Hybrid Ink to repeatedly stamp the lilies image on the edges of the panel - turning it slightly between stampings, and allowing more or less of it to hang off the sides to create a pathway down the center where my sentiment would go.  
I watercolored the image, using yellows and greens in the center of the flower, and blending out to oranges and red at the tips of the petals.  Don't be worried about trying to make it perfect at this point - just get the color on!  I added a wash of light blue to the background, and let the panel completely dry for hours before coming back to it with a few of my Prismacolor pencils to deepen shadows, and add a little detail.  
I, then, stamped and heat embossed the I Love You Stamp using copper embossing powder.  I wanted to give the sentiment some weight on the card, so I restamped it, and heat embossed it a second time to add that dimension.  
Then I simply trimmed the panel down, and added it to a white card base.  

I hope you enjoyed this card.  Have a fantastic Tuesday!

Much Love,                                                 



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