To start I blended evergreen bough, peacock feathers, and pine needles distress ink onto a piece of ranger watercolor paper in a diagonal pattern. Then I spritzed it with water and blotted off the excess. I set that aside to dry while I worked on the leaves. Next I die-cut a bunch of leaves with the Tropical Foliage dies from canson montval watercolor paper. I added a little color with zig clean color real brush markers and then used a waterbrush to blend out the colors in a very loose and organic way. I let them dry and then splattered them with a little white acrylic paint!
I’ve been participating in the Daily Marker coloring challenge this month so I had colored that cute monkey from Jungle Littles a few weeks ago using zig markers and decided to go ahead and let him be the focus of my card. While my leaves were drying I die-cut the Hello die from Gallery Frame #1 with black cardstock three times and layered them together. I also stamped the sentiment from Cheery Greetings onto black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder before trimming it down to a fishtail banner.
Once everything was dry I arranged my leaves over the distress ink blended panel and adhered them with liquid adhesive. Then I adhered the sentiment word die but left the end of the left side loose so I could tuck my monkey’s tail around it. I adhered the monkey and fishtail banner with foam mounting tape and then finished the card with a few nuvo crystal glaze drops across the panel!
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