Recently my very talented dear friend, Gail Jaeger, designed a series of six floral cards with Tonic Studios dies. While I am away at CHA Creativation, I am going to feature her cards and the descriptions she has shared. Gail is a real artist and what is most amazing about these cards is that they all feature works of art that Gail painted! After completing a painting, Gail takes a picture and then uses the photo of the painting as part of her card art. I am thrilled to feature Gail's art and cards on my blog while I am gone.
Here is what Gail shared about the painting featured in this card:
The original photo was taken of sunflowers in my garden. The outline of the sunflowers were masked with Fine Line masking fluid. The flowers and leaves are painted using watercolors. The background is also watercolor. Notice how the darker colors of the background are highlighted by the light color of the flowers. It makes the flowers pop. After the piece is dry, erase all the masking fluid. The erased areas are white giving the piece more dimension.
And a brief description of how the card was made and supplies used:
Sweet. Begin with a 6 X 8 1/2 base of lavender glitter paper. Select a piece of complimentary yellow glitter paper 2 ½ X 6. The Rococo Petites Branwen Briar Die 179e was cut out of yellow glitter paper. Secure the yellow paper to the card face.
Select a piece of purple glitter paper that is 2 shades lighter and cut the butterfly and Sweet 1204e Miniature Moments Awesome, Cool, Sweet Die. Secure them to the card face. Using the same shade of purple glitter paper cut a rectangle 2 ½ X 3 ½ and round the corners. Cut the sunflowers 2 ¼ X 3, pop it up on the purple and secure it to the card front. Secure the word Sweet along the side.