Have you seen the inspiration photo from A Sprinkle of Imagination?
"Ox blood red, regal purple, zest of lime" - reminds me of the colors I saw in the vineyards while harvesting Pinot Gris (on flat ground today, I'm happy to report). And to be truthful, the black and white were there too. In the form of mould that has to be snipped away from the good grapes before dropping them into the bucket. Eight people, eight hours, rain and shine. And even local TV. I'm pooped. But I've got a coolio card to share with you. And a story of how my cabeza works.
"Zest of lime". Made me think of Dylusions ink. And I was wondering how to create stems to turn the daisies into gerbera. Enter my SSS Wave stencil and clear texture paste, colored with a couple spritzers of ink.
I had heat embossed, watercolored and fussy cut the blooms. It was just a matter of bringing the blooms and stems together. Somehow.
Enter the current Fusion #25 challenge.
Knew I wanted to use another of the cute sentiments from the Bloom Sketches: Daisy 1 on a die cut butterfly (from Clearly Besotted) but the finishing touch came about when I stamped a portion of the tail from PTI's Happy Trails in red. Thanks for the idea, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!
And I'm playing with some great gals over at Time Out #15 where it's about stamping this time around.
Come back next Monday when the new STAMPlorations sketch goes live to see more purple and lime and another twist on these daisies.
Stop by tomorrow for more daisy action and the last day of my Exploration of the September STAMPlorations release. Remember, I will be drawing a winner (from all comments left on my Exploration posts this week) who will get one of the sets I've used.
Paper: CS Bringmann, watercolor
Stamps: STAMPlorations, PTI
Ink : Versafine, Hero Arts, Versamark
Tools: butterfly die Clearly Besotted, stencil SSS
Other: white embossing powder. watercolors, texture paste