Here is the one I did for the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday Challenge #25 - colouring with white ink.
I started with some plum pudding cardstock (PTI) and some wild wasabi (SU) for the leaves. I then sponged on a bunch of white ink, and stamped the large flower and the leaves from the PTI set delightful dahlia in a dark brown ink.
After cutting them out by hand (the dies are still MIA in my craft room) I realized that you could not really tell that I had coloured the cardstock with the white ink.
So, out came my copic markers in plum and a wasabi colour to highlight where the shadows would be. Still not looking like I coloured it with white ink, so I raided my hubbies sketching pencil case for one of those hard paper pointing smudgey tools (you know what I am talking about..... right?!?!) and using that I applied some more white ink to create some white highlights for the tips of the petals.
Was finally happy with it, so added some scrunched up plum satin ribbon, and adhered my leaves and flower. Finally stamped my greeting, and a small sprinkling of glitter to highlight the centre of the flower.
Simple, and I am quite happy with the end result, despite the interesting journey to get to it :)
Delightful Dahlias Set (PTI)
Plum pudding CS and ribbon (PTI)
Wild wasabi CS and ink (SU)
Early espresso ink (SU)
Whisper white CS (SU)
Lilac glitter (unknown)