Zig Markers Colouring + Lotus Blossom Stamp by Honey Bee Stamps

September 10, 2017

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.   It is Sunday for  Honey Bee Stamps and  today I'm sharing  2 card background ideas using   Lotus Blossom 2x2 Stamp by Honey Bee and Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Pens.

It's incredible what you can create using 1 single stamp like Lotus Blossom!

I applied a bunch of  small and easy details to create the card below.

First  I stamped  the flower  several times on a piece of  white Bristol smooth paper using Denim Adirondack ink by Ranger . You can use  instead  any water based navy blue ink. This ink will bleed and blend when applying the water based makers on top  so that you can think in advance which colour  you want to achieve after blending.  e.g .  I  wanted my flowers to be pinky - violet so I stamped the flowers using a blue ink and then  I applied a pink Zig pen first to get a combination of those colours.

Note: I applied the  Zig pen directly on the paper on  the base of the petals and then I blended  and moved the ink towards the edges of the petals  using a clean Nuvo Aqua Brush.

Then I kept  applying layers of colours  pink, yellow, purple, red allowing the ink to dry between colour application.

I  completely covered the blank spaces between flowers with the ink of a navy blue Zig pen and using a White  Faber Castel Polychromos Pencil  I highlight the edges of the petals (This pencil  is very similar than a Prismacolour creamy white pencil).

I used a micro fine navy blue pen  to  trace lines from the center of the flower's petals towards the edges just  to give a little bit of texture and I also  applied white and black dots over the images.

Using a ruler and a white gel pen I traced  a couple of lines in horizontal  to frame  the sentiment  and  to embellish I applied White and  Raspberry Nuvo drops.

Oh! and I also added a couple of  Small Clear Dew Drops by Honey Bee 

The sentiment is from  Prickly Sentiments stamp set  (51 individual Stamps) 

For the next card  I stamped the flowers using Versafine Onix Black Ink and I made a  mask using a post it  note to be able to overlay the stamped images.

Using  Zigs in autumnal colours such as  orange,  yellow, brown,  I   applied  randomly the colours here and there to cover the area in which the flowers were stamped and I blended them all using a slightly wet Nuvo Aqua Brush.

Then I stamped the sentiment  "Hello" from  Bee-You-tiful stamp set  (65 individual Stamps) and  "Sunshine" from Ray of Sunshine stamp set ( 2 large stamps). 

I'm kind of enjoying mixing and matching sentiments from different stamp sets!

Note:  I used  Simon Says Stamp Black Ink  and the Tim Holtz Stamping  Platform to stamp the sentiments several times and get a crisp and deep black colour.

I splattered Indian Gold Nuvo Mousse reduced with water  and I also splattered the ink of a Black Nuvo Aqua Flow Pen reduced with water as well.

I applied white and black dots and I used a ultra fine black pen to trace lines on the petal just like I did in the card above.

To embellish I used Nuvo Dark Walnut Crystal  Drops on the center of the flowers

Oh!! Last weekend I shared  a Christmas card  using a reindeer and a penguin images from Honey Bee stamps and I also coloured them using  my new Zigs.  I'm loving the  colouring results on floral and critters and the versatility of Honey Bee Stamps. They have stamps for everyone!!

That's all .for today.   Thanks so much for stopping by and  I really hope you like the projects today . 

Sending love and hugs!

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