Well, it seems to me that it's high time to post on the ol' blog, right? The first flurry of what felt like allergies turned into the worst cold I can remember - wiped me out for a week. Then the real allergies kicked in and family events kept me hopping. And a really terrific reason why I haven't posted in awhile is that I have been working on NEW STAMPS! I'm SO excited about what's coming up later this summer - I'd say it's my favorite collection yet, but then I think I say that every time.
For now, I want to share a few of my favorite cards from my last batch, of scenic silhouettes.
Something about this color combination just makes me happy -
very cool, watery, clean and sharp,
and the touch of green and gold with a pop of red
add just enough warmth.
I colored the scene with alcohol markers and added a smidge
of glitter pen which goes nicely with those glittery dots.
With all of the asymmetric layers, I wanted to stabilize it with
some horizontal lines. I took black striped washi tape
but layered it on white cardstock so it would stand out.
And nothing says nautical like stripes :) .
And more stripes in very "signal flag" colors :) .
Besides the navy, red and yellow washi tape,
trimming the sentiment mat at the edge gives it a stripey look, too.
Here's a more feminine take on the scene with
a fabric/button embellishment, a soft marbled mat,
and some very elegant washi tape in silver.
To brighten it up a bit with that darker purple base,
I let the sentiment panel do double duty as a wide
layer behind the image panel.
Lighter colors for the image coordinate with
all of the more gentle, relaxing and feminine touches.
I hope you enjoyed today's water scene cards! I will do my best to be back again soon - thanks so much for visiting :) .