Sunday, March 22, 2009
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.