Wednesday, March 9, 2016

March Flower of the Month; Daffodil

March flower is the daffodil.  Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers and here's why:  My mom had planted bulbs in front of our home when we were young and over the years, these bulbs multiplied and multiplied.  Every spring, there would be tons of daffodils popping up in front of the house. 

When hubby and I bought the house from my parents, I added more bulbs and again each spring, they would pop up.  When we sold the house in 2000, I dug up a lot of these bulbs to plant in front of our new home in Patterson.  The first few years, they grew and I loved seeing the familiar site of blooming daffodils.  And then one year, hubby decided to dig around the area and pulled out or killed these bulbs.  WTH!  I was so upset!  Apparently, he didn't realize how important these were to me.  I have purchased bulbs since then, but it's just not the same.  They are no longer my mom's.

I'm entering this in the Happy Little Stampers March Challenge too.  The challenge is to use water.  Their website:  Happy Little Stampers.  I was selected as one of the favorites for this challenge on Happy Little Stampers.  Click here to see the winners and favorites.  HERE

And Anything But Cute challenge site.  Use bright colors Anything But Cute

The Art:


Supplies:
Wild Washi, Going Grey, Whisper White Ink Pads (SU!)
Ultimate Metallic in Silver (Encore)
Daffodil Delight and Basic Black Re-Inkers (SU!)
Bright Blue, Pink and Yellow Watercolor Markers (Tombow)
Sahara Sand Marker (SU!)
Cracked Pistachio Distress Spray (Tim Holtz)
Black Fine Point Pen (Paper-Mate)
Hot Glue Stencil and Punched Circles Stencil (homemade)
Doily (Martha Stewart)
Script Stamp (Rubber Paws)
Transparency, Stipple Brush and Sponge
Steps:
  • Mask flower using masking fluid.
  • Scribble watercolor markers on a piece of transparency.  Mist with water and apply.
  • Place hot glue stencil in left corner and spray distress spray.
  • Randomly stamp script with gray ink around page.
  • Use sponge to apply white ink using the circle stencil on right side; draw fine lines around the white circles.
  • Apply silver ink directly from pad to page making line marks in random places.
  • Sponge white ink using doily
  • Remove masking fluid and color flowers/leaves; using a water brush & yellow reinker and green ink pad.
  • Outline with shadow marker.
  • Dip stipple brush in watered down black ink and splatter around page.
To purchase this digi stamp from Lila Grey Stamps, click HERE

10 comments:

  1. Thank you for joining Crazy For Colors challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love your creation, I love your daffodils and I love your little story!
    Thank you so much for joining in our Crazy For Colour challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Branka DT x

    ReplyDelete
  3. love your project - thanks for sharing it at the HLS Mixed Media Challenge

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a wonderful creation! And so very precious. I just love your colors.
    xoxoxo
    Michelle aka MiSchra
    http://mischra.blogspot.de

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such a wonderful story that came to such a sad ending, I was not expecting that. Oh dear, I hope you treasure the memories of the flowers and your mom planting the first bunch. Your design is spectacular and soft. I adore the different colors and your flowers are beautiful.

    Thanks for joining our "Crazy for Colour" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful creation for spring! Love the colours and the use of stencils. Thanks so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

    ReplyDelete
  7. And you're still married to that man!!!!!! Just kidding. Such a gorgeous creations that will remind you of those beautiful daffodils your mom lovingly grew and passed that love on to you. Hugs, Maggie

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great background showcasing your very pretty daffodils. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.
    Hugs!
    Cec

    ReplyDelete
  9. Absolutely lovely - great background and gorgeous daffodils. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Fabulous project ... those daffodils are gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge xx

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting. I appreciate your comments. I love sharing my projects with you and hope to encourage you to create things on your own. Thanks again!