My aunt would like me to make birthday cards for her Bridge Club, and the first one she requested is to have pansies. Did you know that I don't have a pansy stamp and I don't think Close to My Heart ever made one. I could be wrong, but I haven't found one.
I walked around the house one day saying, "Pansies? Why couldn't it have been butterflies?" Do you know how many CTMH butterfly stamps there are? A LOT!! I'm not really upset at all. I love a challenge. It is actually much more fun to have to figure out a new way to do something, so this is what I am in the process of doing for my pansies:
First, I looked at a lot of photos on Google. I picked one out and sketched it. Then I outlined it with a fine Sharpee marker. I traced the outline of the front 3 petals on a separate piece of paper and cut it out.
I made another copy, but only traced one of the back petals.
Below is my original sketch with the outline darkened for easier tracing, and the third stencil.
I lightly sponged ink in all of the stencils as a guide for the below watercolor.
This is my first of three pansies that I am planning for the birthday card. I had to set it aside to work on some time sensitive things, but I can't wait to get back to finish it!!