Here we are in the middle of the summer, beautiful green trees and bushes, flowers everywhere, the sky is blue and it’s just time to take a deep breath and pack enough from all these amazing experiences for later. So here is my snapshot of a summer feeling:
This time I played around with Sizzix dies to create texture and to create my images. I was using Tim Holtz Garden green and Mini Tatteres leaves to make my background, I used gesso so apply my die cuts to my spread.
I colorized my spread with dylusion ink and I used distress ink to add some shadows and I distressed the edges and added some more tints with different distress inks.
I wanted to have a skyline in my green garden, so I used tissue paper, colorized it with dylusion ink and stamped with Stampotique Alphabitties stamps the word summer using archival ink. I cut my page I inserted my tissue paper and I stitched the page back together.
My butterfly is cut with the Basic shapes of Sizzix, one of my oldie-goldie favorite. I used vintage newspaper that I colorized with distress ink (dried marigold and mustard seed). In the middle I added a self-altered found object as a body.
My flowers are cut with Tattered floral die. First I embossed my paper, I colorized it with distress ink. Than I run through my die. I assembled my flower layers and in the middle I added some distress glitter.
Tim Holtz alterations Tattered florals
Tim Holtz alterations Garden greens #659436
Tim Holtz alterations Mini tattered leaves #657460
Sizzix Basic shapes #658300
Sizzix Delicate butterfly #658300