Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Hot, hot, HOT!

Still at it with my hollyhock kick, this time reflecting our current weather.

Hello Summer

supplies: white card, watercolor paper, Impression Obsession Hollyhock dies, picked raspberry, carved pumpkin, ripe persimmon, and mustard seed distress inks, blending tool, water, Simon's 4 Seasons stamp and die, Lawn Fawn Quilted Backdrop cover plate

This time I started with a panel and sponged on what I think of as summer colors, splattering water and ink before drying.  I also used some of my previously cut flower dies and sponged some of the same inks on them to color.  When my background was dry I die-cut it with the coverplate.  You may be able to see a slight shadow effect from the flowers that I stamped first with the same inks before gluing on my flower die-cuts.  The stamping didn't show up well enough to stand alone, so I added the dies slightly offset.  

3 comments:

  1. Just love how you sponged and sprayed the quilted background, Lin! What a perfect panel for your hollyhocks!!

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  2. What an unintended way to make great shadows behind your flowers and give a subtle sense of dimension Lin. A fabulous and warm card!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. What a gorgeous card Lin. The bright fun background is amazing.

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