Friday, May 29, 2020

Hi Hydrangea!

Dropping in to see you today with a sweet little number that feels soft and romantic to me.  It’s with the lovely Power Poppy image Hydrangea Hype.  What’s lovely about this image is that it comes with the Hydrangea in full flower, or with this pretty little “Hi” nestled between the petals.  

Today I’ve coloured it up with Copics, finishing the colouring with Prisamcolor Pencils.  I trimmed it out fussy cutting style and then created the background to pair with the purples and blues of the hydrangea and the acid green of the leaves.  

To create the background I used some circular squiggles of my lighter shades of Copics at the top and a shade darker at the bottom, and then used my Copic blending solution on a paper towel to lift up some of the colour to get that muted look to the colours.  

It’s really lovely behind the hydrangeas.  I framed up the image with a scalloped rectangle stitched die and then added some iridescent sequins.  They pick up all the right colours from the image. 

And there you have it!  Perfect for a beautiful spring hello!  

For more inspiration on this Friday Fun Day pop on over and visit:  

Christine (you are here)


Darlene said...

OH WOW!!! I came to you from my friend Leslie's blog and WOWZA this is just GORGEOUS! LOVE the variegated color of your hydrangea and sentiment! Just lovely! Beautiful background design too ... very clever!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Christine
Gr Karin

Bonnie said...

This is awesome, Christine! Not only are the flowers gorgeous but your background is too! Thanks for sharing the technique for the muted background. I think I need to find some of that blending solution!

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhhh, Christine, this is so gorgeous! I didn't realize until just now that you'd fussy cut the image. Nice job on that and it looks fantastic. I'm enchanted by your background and love how you did it. Definitely will try that in the future. Thank you!

Sue L. said...

Hi Christine, how is your family doing? Hope Better!

Hydrangea is a favored ours and your Poppy Power art is magnificent. Really like the "HI" placed within. The background is soooo creative and beautiful. I also love the way you show yr Copic pens w the color labels on the top of the Copics. ♡