17 September, 2018

Sweet peas

Maya Isaksson Spectrum Noir WM double sweat pea

I loved this Sweet Peas stamp set by Altenew right away, it looked super easy and fun to color. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers for these. Colors listed below.

Maya Isaksson Spectrum Noir WM pink sweat pea

I started by making this pink one. I wasn't sure what to do with the background but I ended up ink blending the corners and that made it look kind of dreamy. I really like the effect. I do have a super hard time blending though. Everyone says the distress Oxides blend like butter, but not for me. I'm probably doing something wrong because I get streaks that takes forever to blend out. But I love the look so it's worth the effort.

Maya Isaksson Spectrum Noir WM blue sweat pea

Since I stamped up two card fronts at the same time, in case I messed up, I made a blue card too. I actually have no idea what colors Sweet Peas come in. I have a vague memory I planted some the first summer after we got the house and they were soft pink. Would have been. If they had bloomed. I put them so close that there was a dense mass of greenery, so heavy it tipped the support I put up. And not a single blossom. Probably because I planted so many of them. I don't have a green thumb at all.

Anyways. Here are the colors of Spectrum Noir Illustrators I used for these two cards: FS1, FS2, PV3, PP4, TB1, TB2, TB3, YG1, YG2

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