Friday, February 20, 2009
Earth Laughs in Flowers
Tonite I have another Anna Wight for Whippersnapper new release card! This card combines the new Wildflower Silhouette stamp set with an older set of Anna's called "Blossoms and Butterflies". I immediately noticed that Anna has a preference for these cool Mexican Hat flowers, since she has a silhouette in her new set PLUS a cartooney image in her older set. I had to go online and check out the flower, since they are not native to MN. You can see a real Mexican hat flower HERE. Looks like they grow in different colors, orange and black or yellow and orange! ANYWAY, I wanted to use the silhouette stamp in my background, for a soft 'shadow' type image, and then use the clearer, cartooney flower for the focal point of my main image. I used a hero arts distress block to stamp the background with a rock & roll technique, and then used used the 'Expressionistic watercolor technique" to stamp my flower shadows. Basically, I colored the solid mexican hat stamp in with a rust and yellow marker, then spritzed water directly onto the rubber to make the color 'bleed' a bit, then stamped. Then I cut out and colored the cartooney mexican hat and popped it up on dimensionals for the foreground. Sentiment is from Whipper's
"Blooming Expressions" set. The whole thing is "Glimmer Misted" in Tattered Angels "Pearl" color.