Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wildflower Memories

This card was featured earlier in the month over at Inky Antics, but I wanted to share it here! I'm planning on a busy day today, preparing for a graduation here this evening... I'll be playing the piano for the service, which is always a little unnerving! Think of me...!

One of my favorite family memories before we moved overseas was a day trip from Bakersfield over to the coast, with a long stop at the most beautiful place I've ever been - fields and fields full of wildflowers. If you've visited my blog for any length of time, you know I love poppies, and paint or stamp them when I feel homesick.... this is the place my heart goes back to at those times. Here are a few pictures I took that day!

I was thinking of the picture above when I colored the panel below! I loved the way the poppies and lupines were growing in the middle of this worn path. I stamped the image stamp from Inky Antics' Guided Path set on a 3-inch Art Square from Inchie Arts, and colored the scene using Touch Twin Markers. The colors I used are below.

I love the way Flower Soft adds texture and realism to scenes like this - I used Marigold, Citrus Crush, and Lilac for the different flowers in the scene.

That little peek of vintage floral trim is from my Mom's stash - I used to love poking through the odds and ends in her sewing room when I was a girl - the same way my daughter does now in my studio.

Another peek at the Flower Soft details....

...and a closer look at the texture on the card base (embossing folder from Spellbinders). That bracket frame is from Impression Obsession.

Thanks for stopping by!

Click here for more Inchie Arts products!

1 comment:

  1. Francie in Montreal5/31/2013 11:01 AM

    You captured the feeling of the photographs beautifully. I love your creation.