I’m down to the wire, but here is my entry for Power Poppy’s THE SKY IS THE LIMIT challenge.
Here is my inspiration photo, taken by me, with an iPhone, no filters. I live in SoCal, and winter is when we get spectacular sunsets. Sometimes the sky is lavender, and sometimes it is neon with the last glow of the sun.
I decided to go bold with my entry, showing off the amazing hues of my sunset. I haven’t seen the sky go green yet, but I think it sets off those pink, oranges and purples so well. I stamped multiple images from the Orchids Rock set, to create a sort of pattern. This card is another step away from a realistic style of coloring, but I really like playing with these images in new ways.
One technique I used a lot of this time was tip-to-tip blending. For both the background and the flowers, I either needed a marker I didn’t have, or needed to “invent” a new color. I’m definitely still learning, but I’m glad for the practice.
The sentiment is from the same set–I figured that anyone who receives this unconventional card will appreciate the inspiration. 🙂
BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV04
YG0000, YG00, YG03
YR0000, YR000, YR02
RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV02, RV25