Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Rainbow Colored Flowers

When I was a teenager I learned how cloudy, rainy weather can make some people depressed. I decided then that on such days I should wear bright colors and a bright smile to help lift someone's spirits, including my own. We've had such a such a long stretch of rainy weather here in the Midwest. Even though the rain is badly needed, it's been pretty gloomy. So I was happy to make this rainbow card following the challenge at Heart 2 Heart. Playing with paper and bright colored inks is great therapy for gloomy days!

I die cut  the flowers using one of the stamp and die sets that are 25% off this month at CTMH, Falling for You. I measured the largest negative space and found it was three inches.  That meant I could have about 1/2" inch space for each of six colors of the rainbow. I lined up the top layer over the card base and  made small pencil marks at the top and bottom of the largest flower cut-out so I'd know where to place my colors. Then I used sponge daubers and made stripes of each color within the three inch space. The entire process was pretty quick.

Thank you for visiting! May you be the rainbow in someone's cloudy day!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Crafter's Castle Challenge #3 - anything goes - option: share a favorite technique
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #225 - Flowers
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #208 - spring flowers
Heart 2 Heart challenge - Rainbows
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Floral Frenzy


Sue Reynolds said...

Love the way you did your watercoloring to die cut your flowers...interesting and very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart.

Jo Nevill said...

So pretty and great design. Love your die cuts with watercoloring behind.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

Darlene said...

What a great idea ... your flowers look amazing! Thanks so much for playing in our Fussy and Fancy Challenge! Please come back again soon!

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DIANA L. said...

I love it. Your rainbow background came through so beautifully!!
Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #225-“FLOWERS” for this challenge. Have a blessed day


Priya Satish said...

Beautiful card.Thank you for joining us at the Crafter's Castle Blog challenge. - Priya Satish DT

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Cool idea with the ink blending; love it!!!
Thanks for entering the Crafter's Castle March Challenge! -Tasha

Melissa Robinson said...

That is beautiful and a super fun technique. Great use of the daubers. I love the result!

Thanks so much for playing with us at Heart 2 Heart!
Melissa Robinson
H2H Design Team Member

Brandi said...

Love the paper behind the cut out with the rainbow affect and then the colours popping through, super cute! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

Brandi R.
DT member H2H