Flowers…because you don’t need a reason!

Hi crafty friends. I’ve recently been back to Australia for Christmas with family. We managed to avoid the fires and most of the smoke, but… my poor country is on fire. My and friends are spread out all over Australia and almost all of them are affected by fire or smoke, with several people I know needing to be evacuated by the police or the Navy. I’ve never seen anything like it, and it’s only December. Please pray for rain, and for those who have been affected.

I took just a few supplies with me in my suitcase for the trip. I stamped one of the bouquet images from the Sweet Bouquets stamp set with a pale ink before I left Japan, and then once I was in Australia and had a little free time, I coloured it using a mix of Copic markers and Pencils. I wanted to see how much variation the pencil would give me if I used only the same colour of copic for all the flowers. so, each of the flowers was coloured in a mid pink before adding highlights, shadows and patterns in pink, blue and grey-brown。Similarly, the leaves are just one shade of mid green Copic with different highlights in blues and greens.

I used my Gansai Tambi watercolours to make the background stripes, mixing a few shades of green.

This card is up on the Pink and Main blog today. This is just a little look at it. Full details are on the Pink and Main blog, so feel free to look there for further information. It’s good to be able to make a whole card with just one stamp set.

If you liked this card and would like to see more, feel free to visit my Instagram feed, where I post a lot more cards than make it to my blog.

Until next time, may your days be crafty (and free of fires and smoke if you’re in Australia right now)



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