Hello there! I am so excited to be a part of A Blog Named Hero Challenge Team. I am a huge fan of the Hero Arts and have been inspired by how they started 50 years ago!
I am Dhruvika, an urban nomad and a proud soldier. I currently live in Bengaluru , India. As far as I can remember I have always been fascinated to colors and coloring. One and a half years ago, I discovered stamping and rest is all history. I love to be outdoors and enjoy exploring the highest mountains and the deepest oceans. While I am off duty and not doing these, I train myself for marathons and create cards. For me running is a panacea for the body while cardmaking is for the mind and soul. You can find me by the name @the_cardogram on all social media platforms. So that’s all about me.
Let me now take you to my first card. I decided to create a card using my favorite technique- watercoloring and flowers.
I started by stamping the flower bunch from the Hero Arts Nasturtium stamp set twice on a watercolor paper with Hero Arts Black Ink. I then water colored these flowers and leaves using the Daniel Smith water colors in shades of Quinacridone Magenta and Cobalt Green. I then fussy cut the images.
To create the background, I cut an panel measuring 4.25x 5.5 inches from the Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Dove White and gently brushed the horizontal stripes of very diluted Daniel Smith Quinacridone Magenta (the one I used to color the Nasturtiums) using a broad flat brush. After that I pasted two vertical and one horizontal stripe of gold mirror cardstock of quarter inch width to add some dimension to the card. I love how the vertical stripes give the effect of the window frame, without interfering with the horizontal stripes. I then stick the flowers using the 3D foam tape to give the extra dimension. I stamped the two sentiments Hello from the same stamp set and Beautiful from Hero Florals Arum Lily Stamp Set using ghe Intensified Black ink. Finally I stuck this panel on Hero Hues Dove White Top Folded Cards
I hope you are inspired by my water colored Nasturtiums. Now it is your chance to create for our Monthly Challenge – Anything Goes and get a chance to win Hero Arts gift card. We at A Blog Named Hero came wait to see what you create!!
Loads of love