Flow is a magical thing that happens sometimes, when the creative juices are pumping, the stars are aligned, and you're holding your mouth just right. You make stuff. Good stuff. And it makes you happy.
Flow. I'm percolating thoughts on it...where it comes from, how to develop it, etc. But today, I felt it.
And this happened.
My inspiration was this pin:
The proportions on my piece are taller and narrower, and the whole effect is softer, too, because I used sponges (for the most part) to apply color. To distinguish more above and below the orange strip (as on the inspiration piece), I did use a brush, touched to the ink pad, to apply the darker brown and henna horizontally.
Once I'd finished the background, I realized that orange strip made a perfect place for a sentiment. So I added "Warm Wishes"...the warm colors made that sentiment appropriate.
This was FUN and DIFFERENT! Thanks to Audrie for the great inspiration!
stamps: Papertrey Sign Language
ink: Memento potter's clay, rich cocoa; Hero Arts butter bar, orange soda, soft pool, soft wheat; Ancient Page henna
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: sponges, post-it, fan brush