It’s a beautiful Friday in the neighbourhood! The Bloom Brigade is here this week to show off another of Marcy’s amazing digital images. This month it’s a gorgeous combination of poppies and allium with a little catnip in there for good measure. It’s a beauty and hopefully you already took a long look at it when the Instant Garden Team showed it off earlier this week. They are amazing.
The digital set is aptly named Garden Fireworks because of those fabulous allium. They are the most interesting, showy flower. My mom has some and I am amazed at their height and that great big globe of petals bursting with colour at the top.
Following along with our Pencil Me In Challenge this month, I decided to use my prismacolours again to bring life to this image. First I printed the digital image quite large, enough to fit in a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch space and coloured that up with prismacolours wanting it to be my background layer. Then I also printed the image in a smaller size so I could just die cut out part of the image to showcase.
Here’s what the background layer looked like before I put the card together. I wanted the background to fade slightly so that the main image would shine. So, I layered it over with vellum to soften it, sewing the vellum on the top and bottom with some loose stitches on the machine. I love the dreamy effect it creates.
And here’s a closeup. I printed the Scripture sentiment quite small to fit in the smaller circle to match up with this week’s Mojo Sketch. But I worry that you might need bi-focals to read it! Sorry this picture seems a bit funky to me. My editing software was doing weird things when I watermarked it.
Such a gorgeous image isn’t it? I had a blast colouring it up with my pencils.
Now I hope you can head on over and see what the rest of the beautiful Bloom Brigade has to show off for you today!
Christine Okken (you are here)