I participated in Marcy's Scramble on the Hero Arts Flickr site last Saturday. Her theme was sunshine and we were asked to create a design using one or more of the following: the word "sunshine"; an image of the sun (die, cut file, or stamp); or a yellow monochromatic project that conveyed the feeling of a sunny day. Spring has been slow to arrive this year and we have had many gray, cloudy days. A bit of sunshine was just what was needed, especially since the afternoon proved to be cold and drizzle-filled once again.
I wanted to use this Hero Arts Hydrangea stamp in my design, although I'm not sure there truly is a hydrangea this color - that's the beauty of art though, isn't it? We can design whatever we imagine! This was my first time coloring a stamp with distress markers and misting with water before stamping - there is definitely a technique to be developed in this process! After I stamped, I misted the image again with perfect pearls and water. The glisten is quite pretty in the light.
Marcy was a great hostess and provided a delightful way to spend the afternoon. Deborah will host the next scramble on May 18 - details for the scrambles are listed here in the Hero Arts Discussion Thread. It is simply amazing to participate in card making at exactly the same time with crafters in different parts of the world. Just take a look at all of the sunshine goodness created last Saturday and consider joining in the fun. Hope to see you there!
Materials: Cardstock: Neenah Solar White; Paper: MME "In Bloom"; Stamps: Hero Arts Hydrangea - K5376; American Crafts - Seeds; Ink: Versafine Black; Distress Ink - Pumice Stone, Squeezed Lemonade; Distress Markers - Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters; Misc: Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles, Perfect Pearls; Hero Arts Light Yellow Pearls.