Orchids, by their very nature, command a lot of attention. They are not a shy and retiring flower. For them it's the spotlight every time. What better image, then, for my clean and simple card, than the orchid?
On a piece of Watercolour paper I stamped my orchid three times, the third time, having masked the second orchid so that the third appears to be slightly behind that bloom. I used Fresh Fig ink for each image. It's a good, strong colour and is common to many orchids. Once the ink had dried I used my Powder Pink marker to colour in the centre of the orchid petals, leaving the outside portion white. For the very centre of the orchid I first coloured it in using Crushed Curry and then went over that with my Wink of Stella. I added sections of stem freehand using Soft Suede and then added some Old Olive.
For my sentiment I turned to Soft Suede and then added Crushed Curry freehand.
My inspiration for this card came from three challenges. First I followed sketch 21 from "Less is More" #347
The images are from Addicted to CAS #120 which called for florals
And finally the sentiment is from Inspirational Challenge #144 which is all about "hello"