My Grandmother's Columbine Artwork
A favorite task I enjoy on Saturday evenings is to hop onto Splitcoast Stampers to peruse the week's Inspiration Challenge and look for something to spark my creativity. This week's challenge is the website, Oh So Beautiful Paper. I was inspired by this link: http://ohsobeautifulpaper.com/2016/04/diy-paper-flower-party-poppers/. The color combination caught my eye and I was drawn to the two tone flowers.
Earlier this week I received an order of clearance goodies I bought from Scrapbook.com which included a cute red rubber stamp of columbine flowers. My grandmother grew them and I took some seeds for my own garden years ago. I love their multi tone coloring and very unique shape. In addition to their uniqueness, they are very delicate looking flowers.
I colored the flowers using my copic markers, then cut the image out using Gina Marie's Stitched Rectangles. A copic coloring technigue that I love if when you flick two different colors and get a third color. Flicking RV52 into YG01 results in an orange that is lovely. I used a very thin mat in a deep purple and then made a thicker mat in a glittery light green. I plan to mount this on a sturdy board so it can hang in our trailer to remind me of my grandmother who left us long ago. I added a matching fiber as an embellishment, and did not add a sentiment.
Copic Sketch colors used:
Flowers: YG00, YG01, RV52, V04, Y17
Leaves: YG00, YG01, YG06
I have entered this project in the following challenges:
Splitcoast Stampers Inspiration Challenge IC581 - Oh So Beautiful Paper and the link to my inspiration: http://ohsobeautifulpaper.com/2016/04/diy-paper-flower-party-poppers/
Die Cut Divas January Challenge - No Sentiment
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything but a card
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes - Challenge 170
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #312 - Anything Goes
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