Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sweet Summer Days



Flourishes has a Sketch Challenge, (FLLCJUL12) and Loves Rubberstamps has a Blog Challenge, (Sweet Summer Days), so I combined the two and came up with this:



I ordered these Flourishes Hollyhocks and Fresh Picked from Laura at the Loves Rubberstamps Store.  Again, I was so impressed that she special ordered these for me.  I had visions of combining these two stamps sets for a long time now, lol.  I had to look up the colors of Hollyhocks on line and found this picture:


So I now know they come in many colors.  The article went on to say they bloom in mid summer, which makes them perfect for the Sweet Summer Days challenge.  Right now, it's mid summer where I'm at in California and it's 103!  No flowers like it outside in this heat, lol. 

I love this sketch, it was so much fun and just perfect to use with these two sets.  I colored up the Hollyhocks with my Copics: R39, R37, R35, G07, YG03, YG05, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40 and airbrushed the sky with B12.  The paper is Bazzillbasicspaper - Avalon.  I also used S.U. Kraft, Bashful Blue and Black.  I added a couple brads and my little flags were cut out from a tag die-namic from MFT's.  I ran Kraft strip through my bigshot using a cuttlebug embossing folder and added some S.U. ribbon I had in my stash. 

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Holly

9 comments:

Laura Love said...

This is GORGEOUS Holly! I absolutely LOVE the seed packet using the Hollyhocks stamp set on it! Your colors are so pretty too! You did an awesome job! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps :)

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh my, this is BEAUTIFUL, Holly! Love the rich colors and beautifully colored hollyhocks! Thanks so much for playing along with Flourishes!

Shelby said...

Awesome coloring! The depth and dimension in your coloring looks awesome.

Shelby

Ellen said...

Gorgeous stamp! Love the layout and am very inspired by your coloring!!!!

Jacqueline Smith said...

This is a really gorgeous card, love the colouring job. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Tabitha said...

Love these flowers and the fact that you taught me a little about them. You live in Cali. I live in Nevada. It got to115 this week. Lol

Tabitha said...

Love these flowers and the fact that you taught me a little about them. You live in Cali. I live in Nevada. It got to115 this week. Lol

ChristineCreations said...

I love this Holly! Gorgeous color, awesome use of the sets and sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Flourishes!

Basement Stamper said...

Love those flowers and the sketch is wonderful with this set.