Happy Weekend! Last week we had temperatures in the 90s and this weekend its raining and in the 50s. Mike and I did manage to get a 12 mile hike in yesterday, but no pretty pictures since it drizzled on us the whole way. This card makes me feel better. I would love to be there, enjoying a nice warm sunset.
I started by stamping the hibiscus, from Aloha, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I colored with Copics, starting with Y17.
Added Y21, leaving some white spaces.
Then I used my blender pen. By saturating the white area, I was able to push some of the yellow into that area, for a smoother transition to my highlights. I went back with Y17 to deepen the shading and add some veining to the petals.
I stamped the flower a second time on scratch paper and cut it out to make a mask. Then I adhered it over the first flower using re-positionable tape. Next, I sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink.
I punched a 1.5 inch circle and adhered that to the background, also using re-positionable tape, to mask for a sun. Then I sponged more Cantaloupe ink around the sun.
Sponged Memento Tangelo ink.
Then sponged Memento Rose Bud ink.
I removed the sun mask and place sticky notes across the top, where I wanted the horizon line. Then I sponged Memento Tangelo ink.
Sponged Memento Rose Bud.
I removed the sticky notes and stamped the sand/cloud image using Memento London Fog ink, which I stamped off once on scratch paper before stamping on my background.
Used C1 and C3 to shade the clouds.
Stamped the sailboat, also from Aloha, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
Used RV25, YR04 and an opaque white gel pen to add some waves. Used C1 for a shadow in front of the boat.