Friday, 4 January 2013

February Beautiful World Tour

Hello and welcome to February Flourishes Beautiful World Tour!!
Once again, it's time to get those passports ready, grab a cup of coffee and prepare for take off as once again we prepare to travel the world and be inspired by talented girls from all parts of the globe!

If you do a little globetrotting with us and stamp our passports (leave us a comment), you could WIN A FREE FLOURISHES STAMP SET!! The catch is, you don't know which country is going to be this month's vacation spot (chosen blog) so leave a comment on each one by January 31st for your chance to win.

If you've jetted in from Sasha's blog then you have arrived at the right destination. If you haven't, perhaps you'd like to start your journey back in Florida at the Flourishes Blog so you don't miss any of the inspiration along the way!!

This month I'm the hostess and whoever knows me, also knows how much I love to work with card sketches. So I'm bringing you one that I hope you'll enjoy!

As a rule of thumb, feel free to take a creative license in altering it to suit your needs - as soon as the layout is still recognizable, you're good to go.
On my sample I used the gorgeous set called Blooming Aussie Florals, the Sturt Desert Rose is a floral emblem of Australian Northern Territory and a dream to colour!

I wanted to try the watercolour look with my Copics, somewhat less precise and more 'airy' than the common techniques out there. I chose not to blend the colours neatly, and also allowed for small uncoloured patches to pop through. It gave the image nice texture and a natural look.

I used the Green Grass collection for the foliage, supported by YG97 for the shadows. The flowers were coloured with Peony Collection , but again I added more depth with BV11 & BV23. Burnt Orange was used for the flower centers.

The papers come from Bo Bunny's Country Garden, and amongst the embellishment are Glitz Design transparency, Melissa Frances journaling spot, lace, buttons & button twine.

Thanks for taking time to visit me here in Australia, it's time to grab your passports and board Flourishes Flight, your next destination is.........

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