Sunday, May 2, 2010

Botanical piece

I created this piece for 2 challenges - First, at Gingersnap Creations where the Random Redhead Challenge is Botanicals and Second, Ready, Steady, STAMP! where the five ingredients for are: 1: the letter M, 2: purple, pink, green and black, 3: stamped flowers, 4: gesso on your background, and 5: rubber. I haven't done an RSS challenge in awhile and I've missed it! - they always give such a good challenge with all their ingredients! This one though, took awhile to come together - I couldn't come up with a way to use rubber that fit with the overall look, and I figured that using rubber stamps probably wouldn't count! You can see that I finally decided on attaching bamboo skewers using rubber bands. I stamped with gesso over my Glimmer Misted background, and I also used Glimmer Mist and a water brush to paint my tulips that are mostly pink, but with purple tips. While creating this, my tulips bloomed in my flower garden - I guess April showers really do bring May flowers! Stamp credits: Hero Arts

13 comments:

IsaNorris said...

Perfect !! we've missed you at RSS!
Great use of the rubber band. Thanks for playing
isa

Gail said...

Beautiful - the wasy you have coloured the tulips is magical. And the use of rubber is ingenious.

stampdiva said...

You have captured "Botanical" beautifully. Gorgeous colours. Lynne M x

Healing Woman said...

I really like this one!

penny patten said...

Very pretty!

Lynn Stevens said...

Very sweet Penny and perfect for spring!
Thanks for entering my giveaway, best of luck!

bad penny said...

This is so attractive Penny - thanks for popping over

nefertiti said...

Very beautiful colorization of flowers, cunning use of the rubber!!!!bizz

P'tite Plume said...

Wow!!! Always beautiful!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Penny
this is just beautiful! I love the flowers (Paper Whimsy??)...reminds me of what this time of year brings to my mind.
thank you also for the sweet comments on my blog about the altered book pages! :)

Shar said...

Completely gorgeous, Penny!

Sid said...

Loving your tulips !

JeanFB said...

Beautiful - captures the beauty of spring with all your fresh colors and images!