Sunday, March 22, 2009

Welcome Spring


The gothic arch challenge this week is vernal equinox. When the bulb shoots peek up out of the dirt I know spring is coming soon. You can't tell by looking outside today that it's spring. It's snowing as I type this, but I have hope that this will melt soon. Mom always has the most gorgeous purple iris in her garden. She gave me a few bulbs that I planted, but they just don't thrive here. I still hold out hope that they will do better this year.

I made lots of layers of color in this arch. It started out as kraft card stock that I used home made shimmer mists with the weathered with wax technique. I then stamped the PSX iris with forest green staz on ink. The iris are colored with tombow markers, then atyou spica glitter pens by copic, and then a bit of prisma pencils to add some highlights. I think they look like pastel now with some shimmer. Finally, I used metallic rub on past around the edges for depth of color.

Thanks for stopping by today.

20 comments:

runningonink said...

Oh my heavens this is GORGEOUS! Icky ICKY on the snow we are suppose to get some later this week...I am hoping they are wrong and we just get rain!

Judy said...

Sorry your Spring isn't showing up yet, Tami, but your arch certainly makes up for it, gorgeous!

hastingshall2 said...

Tami, how really beautiful. I love your iris stamp and your coloring of it is wonderful.
Faye

Christine said...

Beautiful arch.

Genevieve said...

Gorgeous!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow your arch is fantastic.
Really gorgeous. Love them.

Heather Grow said...

It's so pretty. I love the colors.

Femmy said...

beautiful arch!!!

Kersten said...

We are sisters of the snow today as that's what we also endured day three of spring. Oh well. Your lovely purple iris will take hold and chase the snows away. Gorgeous arch - happy spring!

Lesa said...

Sorry you are getting snow. Lovely arch. Love the sparkle.

Susie Dally said...

Love the iris-such a nice watercolor effect

Saila said...

Wonderful arch!

Evelyn S. said...

Just beautiful! I haven't seen a pretty iris image for some time, it seems. Beautiful subject for your arch.

Lyneen said...

LOVE IT... Irises are one of my Fav FLowers!

RubyMay said...

Ooo I love irises...and your arch is beautiful x

Lynifyni said...

Your irises are totally stunning! What a wonderful arch you're created. Bravo! Lynn F.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Beautiful arch, such lovely colors, the wax does add a very nice finish!

Karen said...

Love my PSX Botannicals and love how you used yours!:> I also really am in love with those spica pens. Between those and the glimmer mists, you definitely achieved some great shimmer here! :>

Connie said...

your cards are very nice!!!

Mary said...

Just popped in to say hello. Your creations are looking fabulous as always...and you're ROCKIN' the video tutorials. You go girl!