It's almost time for the crab apple blossom on the tree outside our house to burst into flower. It's a beautiful deep pink flower that looks lovely on the tree, but as we often get a lot of wet and windy weather while it is flowering, soon turns into a soggy and slippery pink carpet on the ground below. It's lovely while it lasts though!
This stamp, from Clearly Besotted, is really a generic blossom that could be cherry, apple or pear, but I've coloured it in the pink of our crab apple tree. After my recent experiences with bleeding watercolours, I used proper watercolour paper and heat embossed the stamping to prevent the bleeding, which worked for me.
I coloured it with watercolour pencils and a water brush. After finishing the image, I went around the outside with a pale grey watercolour pencil and used a very wet water brush to drag it out away from the edges. You can only see it very faintly in the photo, but that's the idea, it just seems to give the coloured image a bit of a "glow". The sentiment, also heat embossed, is from the same stamp set.
I am sharing this with
The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes
CAS Watercolour - Spring
Uniko Studios - Spring
Rubber Dance - Everything Spring