Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Daisy - UmWow June Sketch Challenge

I've had this one on my "to do" list this month and got around to working on it yesterday and today.  I knew when I saw the  sketch at UmWowStudio I was going to follow the hexagon pattern on it, as I love UmWow's hexagon chipboard. I basically followed the sketch and knew I had the perfect picture for my layout, a daisy from a planter on my deck.  Now there is a story behind the planter.  I actually call it my "magical" planter, as none of the perennial plants in it I planted.  Years ago I would place some annuals in it and then stopped as I would always forget about the planter when it came to watering.   About five years ago plants appeared in the planter and have made their return every year.
I recently bought some Tim Holtz distress markers and used the Wild Honey one around my torn edges.  After I apply the marker, I dipped a paint brush in some water and and painted the edges to bring a little of the color into my white background and then inked it with some SEI bark ink.

Here is the June sketch from UmWow:

Here I used an UmWow butterfly chipboard which I stamped with a flower background from Dylusions Background Love stamps.  I then applied some yellow liquid applique. I also used the Dylusions stamp on parts of my background.

Here I used a UmWow daisy chipboard.  
I painted the top of it with some Americana Marigold paint and then sprinkled on some yellow flock. I also watered down the marigold paint to add some splatters on my page.

A little cluster to top it off!

It was a hot and humid day today, perfect for staying indoors and crafting.  Thunderstorms are in the forecast for everyday this week and throughout the weekend.  It puts a damper on outdoor plans, but then again it's a good excuse to stay inside and create!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie


Ashley Horton said...

Gorgeous Debbie!! Love the distressed edges and the UmWow Studio goodies!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwww! This is gorgeous!! LOVING the hexagons and the daisies!!

by belle said...

Simply beautiful LO! I love the orange with the chip!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Such great colors and fabulous design work! Hope you have a great rest of the week!


Love the distress marker on the jagged edges of your cardstock and the pop of yellow on your chippie! Awesome page, Debbie.

Unknown said...

This is stunning Debbie :0) Just seen Barb's post on FB...Congratulations!! Not at all surprised :0)

DeeDee Catron said...

Debbie this is so trucking cool!! I seriously adore it all!! Thanks so much for playing! ♥

Denise Price said...

This is a cool page for your cool, super-closeup daisy photo!

And wow, I wish I had a magic planter like that. I am not a very successful gardener, despite my love of plants.

Leah l'Orange said...

oh my! this is STUNNING - not only am i completely sucked in by the orange, but the edging on the papers and the little layered embellies... well they just make my eyes happy. thanks for sharing your GORGEOUS page with us at Paper Issues!