Amy here with a new Scenic Saturday card to share. Now that we are well into August it was time for me to ink up the next Tiny Townie Garden Girl in my personal “year of flowers” challenge. The flower representing this last month of summer is Poppy and since I have previously colored this beauty as my favorite California Poppy, now seemed the perfect opportunity to color her up in shades of classic red. The rest of her ensemble was kept very neutral and I even decided to simply shade her tights and shirt with light grey markers, forgoing coloring in a striped pattern because I really like the look of the narrow black stripes just as they are.

For the background I wanted to create the impression of distant hillsides covered in red poppies. My trick to accomplishing this was to color a base layer of light red, R20 and R22, at the tops of the hills gradually fading it into the green grass. This helped to make the flower fields look more lush and full of blooms when I dotted in R27 and R29 over top and the base was still light enough that I could go in with a bit of green here and there. I then continued extending the background into the distance with a little mountain range colored in more desaturated greens to take advantage of aerial perspective. To complete the card I inked up a large sentiment from the Love Sentiment set in a green ink that matched the grass down front.

Okay, have a wonderful weekend and stay crafty my friends!

it’s SCENIC SATURDAY with AMYBELLA! rubber stamp used: TINY TOWNIE GARDEN GIRL WATERLILY card by Amy Young

Hey friends!

It’s a new month and that means it’s time for a new Year of Flowers card on this Scenic Saturday. Water Lily is the official flower for July so I inked up Tiny Townie Garden Girl Water Lily. Because I wanted her to be wading through the shallow waters of her lily pond I first stamped her leg in Memento desert sand using my Misti, then inked everything but her foot and ankle in Memento tuxedo black before stamping her again. The lighter ink combined with only using the lighter Copics in my skin and shoe combos helps create the illusion of her foot being below the water’s surface once I color over it with some light blue Copic markers. For the background I sketched in extra lily pads floating on the water, making sure to sketch them in smaller the further in the distance I wanted them to be. Beyond the water’s edge I colored in some blue sky and the far shore of the lily pond, complete with a variety of simple trees and bushes. Once all the coloring was complete, I stamped on the sentiment then used a white pen to add ripples and some extra dimension to the water as a finishing touch. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and a safe and happy 4th to all those celebrating this weekend!