Hello friends! I hope all is well with you and yours!
I'm sharing a card today that I made using an ODBD sentiment from the Zinnia set, and a Power Poppy Digi called Countryside Bouquet.
Power Poppy has a monthly challenge called Power and Spark. This month's challenge is "The Sky's the Limit"- find inspiration from the sky... whether it's a beautiful sunset or sunrise, a cloudless blue, snowy gray or whatever you see where you live. Well... my house faces west and I do get to enjoy some gorgeous colors as the sun is going down! I was so inspired by the colors that Rhea recently used with this image, that when I saw the sunset out my window, I knew I was going to use her basic color scheme and technique! There are hues of blues, orange, violet and yellow... perfect representation of a NC sunset!
I have not done a lot with digis, so I played around with this one to make a corner treatment from part of the larger bouquet. I did not add a second bouquet as Rhea did, and my layout is totally different, but I did try to use her incredible technique for coloring my background. Using copics, I did a watercolor technique around the flowers, making lots of dots in blue and violet, then an empty copic filled with rubbing alcohol as a blender pen to soften it and blend them slightly. Then I masked the image and moved my Memory Box stencil around while airbrushing in the two colors. I then used my alcohol marker to blend that and soften it still more until I got the effect I wanted.
I cut the image with Spellbinders Nobel Rectangle, matted with Majestic Labels 8, and mounted on a soft sky base. I added a sentiment from ODBD, a strip of K&Co paper lace, and some blue crystals. I also used my opaque white copic ink to brush on just a tad here and there for highlights.
I really had a ball coloring this! I've been longing to color some pretty florals, and this was my happy time for sure!
Here are the Copics I used: BG91,97, 10; BV20, 00; YR12,10; R39; YG03,17,67; Y11,13,19; E37,31; and the Opaque White
As always.... thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Today's blessing from the Word has been such a comfort to me during those difficult times we all face at some point or another. This particular one was given to me when my father died in 1973, and I found such comfort in it then, and it's been a go to Scripture ever since! I have often felt those everlasting arms supporting me!
"The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms."