With the dismal rainy weather we've been having, a rainbow would be a welcome sight, but coloring in rainbow hues was the next best thing and lifted my spirits immensely. We always welcome creative interpretations of our themes at Aurora Wings, but since it's been awhile since I've colored in gradations, I thought that's how I'd go. The beautiful image is Poppies, available HERE on AuroraWings.com and HERE on Etsy.
I've colored Poppies with Copics in more colors than I could count. The sequence doesn't exactly follow the colors of the rainbow, but more that of the color wheel, as I wanted to go from light to dark. My craft room has been in even greater disarray than usual, since having company come, so I printed my image before even attempting to find an appropriate die. But lo and behold, the crafting gods were with me and she fit perfectly into the center of a new and unused Spellbinders frame from the Designer Series Chantilly Paper Lace. WooHoo!
I didn't want to detract from the vibrant colors so I matted with white as well but added some texture with my Swiss dots Cuttlebug folder and popped it on a light blue card base that fairly closely matched the subtle chalk background I'd used around the image. The only embellishment is a tiny yellow dimensional butterfly sticker from Little B. The sentiment is a sticker from the Tim Holtz Small Talk collection that reads "give out what you want to come back".
Be sure to stop by the AWCB to see the lovely inspiration from my Stella teamies and why not follow us Over the Rainbow and come play along?
OMG! Hubby just came in to tell me there's a double rainbow outside!
Not the best pic, but before I could even get it uploaded it started to thunder and hail! Yikes!
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I'm entering this in the DL.Art February Linky Challenge, the February Classic Design Team Open Challenge #2, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #100 AG, Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #269 AG, the Outlawz Thursday Twist AG/Say it with Flowers, A Perfect Time to Craft February #2, the World Wide Open DT Challenge (2/15), Path of Positivity #66 (opt. twist Love)...