So another lovely Oxfordshire day! I have to admit that I am rather relived that the cooler weather has arrived, even if won’t last (they say another hot spell is on the way. Oh Joy!). Actually being able to sleep throughout the night is a novelty so I’ll enjoy it while it lasts.
So, onto my effort for today. Once again I found I was inspired by the Graph’it Markers Blog Challenge which is Summer Sunshine (use orange and yellow).
Orange and yellow! Oh my! Not a colour combo I readily reach for but then these things are called ‘challenges’ for a reason. Besides I should embrace my inner summer!
The image I chose to use is by Elisabeth Bell. I love her artwork. She creates such beautiful faces. I wish I could draw like that. In fact I wish I could draw full stop! But there you go.
|Sorry, it's a bit bright. Sunglasses may be required!|
I coloured using Pro/Flexmarkers and some of my new Graphit markers I won a wee while ago. I did add a little pencil to her hair and to the grass to add some depth too. The papers are from my stash.
My dies are Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Tattered Lace ‘Happy Birthday’ and Ornate Corner which I cut 3 times in yellow, orange and green, just to add a little definition when matted together. I used Dried Marigold DI to give a ‘glow’ around the image. Then I decided that I wanted to add an apple tree (as you do) so I cut a green SB Whimsical Tree in dark green, then added hole punched lighter green circles that I coloured in the vein hope they looked like apples. Not too sure they do. There’s every possibility they look like small hole- punched pieces of green card someone scribbled on! Ho, hum!
I finished off with glitter gems and there you go oranges, lemons and apples! A proper fruit salad!
Smiling always (migraines gone, that’s why!)!
I would like to be considered for the following challenges: