tiistai 30. kesäkuuta 2015

Yellow Irises

I had a green-blue background lying on my table... and a small blue dragonfly made with shrink plastic ages ago. They seemed to fit together, and since I just saw lots of yellow irises blooming by the lake where my family has a summer place, they seemed the perfect choice. I am posting my card for the Rubberdance colour challenge (yellow-green-blue), the UnrulyPaperArts reader art quest ( The Great Outdoors), the Stampinback card challenge (Things that fly) and the SimonSaysStamp challenges Monday (Summer) and Wednesday (Anything goes).

Actually (for a change) this went about the way I planned it and didn't take long (since the background and dragonfly were already done). The Iris stamp is from VivaLasVegaStamps and the dragonfly is the larger one from Rubberdance.

layers: 4x6 card, torn paperstrips (+glue), white gesso
yellow acrylic paint, clear gesso, blue ink sprays
stamping with Stazon
Bleach: effects the sprays, not the acrylic paint, so the
turn yellow. On the left there are spots without the paint 
colourpencils to add a deeper yellow
some stamping with a Harlequin background (RD)
Mounted on card and added dragonfly

I love the way this turned out, the texture in the background and the vintage feel of the flowers :)

A closeup of the texture

3 kommenttia:

  1. they look beautiful together :) I love that background! gorgeous!! thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  2. Love the great texture and colors on your creation. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  3. Absolutely lovely, Kristiina! Such a nice effect with the bleaching!
    Thank you so much for entering our June challenge once more and for using some of my stamps on your artwork! :-)