Hello, Altenew friends! Welcome to our September 2020 Guest Designer post! Are you ready to be inspired? Today’s featured designer is the talented Jessie Banks. If you have been following our release blog hops, you may have seen some of her beautiful works of art. Her paper crafting skills are amazing! Check out her blog and have a quick look through her Facebook feed and get ready to be amazed by her beautiful floral slimline card!
Hey all! I’m Jessie, a thirty-something mother to one energetic 10-year-old boy from Saskatchewan, Canada. Arts and crafts have been a love of mine for my entire life. I picked up cardmaking about 7 or 8 years ago and never looked back. I will use basically any medium on a card but am partial to watercolours, coloured pencils, and alcohol markers. I dabble in acrylics, pastels, and gouache.
I love stretching things out of the norm, be it from the layout of the card to the shape of the card, and especially, the colours! It is not uncommon for me to paint flowers in some shade they would never naturally be like blue roses, teal poppies, etc.
I always find the look of white on black so striking and chic looking. Adding in the rose gold really set this one off the chart for me.
Stamping and embossing the florals from Beauty Within and the foliage from Wallpaper Art gave it so much sparkle and really reinforced the ghostly white painting which I did using the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set.
Adding a little bit of white string and putting the imperfect wax seal over it for the sentiment really finished it off for me. I love how the seal is not centered in the wax, and it’s really just perfectly imperfect.
I have a fun little video of the entire process to share with you all. You can watch it below or over on the Altenew YouTube channel. I hope you enjoy!
Thank you for spending some of your time with me today. I hope you feel inspired to reach into your supplies and create something beautiful today.