A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet...
Hello everyone Debs here with Blossoming Rose a stamp set I designed for Rubber Dance.
I love roses, as they bring me so many memories of childhood. I would wait until the petals had started to wilt then whip off the heads and put them into bottles with water. I would wait until the petals had given off their scent then strain off the petals to give me rose water. I thought I was so clever making perfume, hehe!
Back to my card
The paper I'm using is handmade and absorbes lots of water so you can really get the colours flowing. I stamped the Rose, heat set it, then spritzed the page with water. Using a large round watercolour brush, (mines a Sable which I love, as it holds lots of water/ pigment) I sploched a light wash of Raw Umber around the rose with touches or burnt Sienna. I the dried off the paper with a heat tool. For the rose I used Alizion Crimson again applied wet in wet. It was difficult to stop the paint seeping outside the lines. Quick tip - use a dry brush to soak up unwanted paint. Or wet the area and lift the colour out with a dry clean paper towel. The highlights on the roses were created by taking out the colour.
For the background of the card I played around with some colours on a mixed media card. Dried the card then spritzed to give some visual texture.
What I used
Blossoming Rose and Sennellier Watercolours