Flowerful Friday greetings, friends! How about an early fall arrangement today? We're feeling cooler temps here on the Oregon coast, but I still have quite a few flowers blooming and they'll keep it up for a while yet. How nice it would be to have this pitcher of fall goodness on my table!
This is a digital stamp set that soared to the top of my Power Poppy favorites the moment I laid eyes on it. Big surprise, right? It's called Bountiful Bouquet.
I printed the no-line version on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White and used Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol odorless mineral spirits. This coloring method takes (me) a little longer, but I love the soft, powdery look of it. Some detail was added without the mineral spirits blending, but I avoided too much contrast so as not to lose the softness.
It's all very white and clean, isn't it? I didn't want to over-design the card and detract from the image and, at any rate, there wasn't much room left for design. Generally I shade the background, but this time I simply did a little grounding and added grid lines with a ruler and Prismacolor pencil. So easy and it just felt right.
The sentiment on the front is from Power Poppy's "Good Thinking: Renewal" clear set. Inside I used a quote that comes with Bountiful Bouquet -- "Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life." ~ Omar Khayyam. I like the two sentiments together and I think they work nicely for a birthday card.
That finishes up the week for me. Hopefully, I'll be back on the blog shortly. Now, go forth and have a wonderful weekend!