Thursday, 16 February 2017

Hollyhocks



Over at RubberDance Stamps challenge, the theme is layering. Here is my entry.

This came about just by playing, which is all the sweeter when experiments make you smile.

I began by sprinkling layers of brushes in columns going down my page, spraying with water and dipping Dyan Reaveley border stamp into the colours and stamping randomly.


It reminded me of tall flower borders , so I decided to develop it.
I stamped with various colours of archival ink, building up my layers and added a couple of leaf stamps, colouring the leaves with watercolour crayons to build up the layering.
To finish, I dotted some Stickles to suggest flower buds or water droplets that reflected the sunlight. 
Happy Summer Days to come! 



7 comments:

  1. This is so pretty Hazel and I love the colours and it does have the look of flowers spikes, and the dark leaves at the bottom add some lovely contrast to it. x

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  2. This is gorgeous Hazel, a really fun playtime! See you soon x

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  3. Oh wow! Your layers are amazing! I love this spread. Thank you for joining us over at the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugs, Susanne.

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  4. Absolutely wonderful! Love it when playing leads down such satisfying paths... The gorgeous layers of colour and random stamping have created an abundant flower bed full of the joys of summer. Have just been to have a look at Angie Lewin's website - thanks for the tip - lovely stuff!
    Alison x

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  5. How gorgeous is that? A wonderful conclusion to your playtime. Have a great weekend and hope to see you Sunday xxx

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  6. Fabulous!!! Thse flowers look so textural! Great colours too!

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  7. What a fun idea and lovely hollyhocks. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance layers challenge. Hugz

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