ChallengeThis week's challenge (on the Diva's blog) was to use Bugles by Joyce Evans (step outs here). That is the darker tangle below. I had fun with it, as always :)
After playing with the house stamps (I've shown them here) with my 4-year-old niece, she said next time we needed to play with flower stamps. So, I grabbed some cheap erasers, designed some simple flower centers, petals, and leaves, and carved them on the erasers (see them below on the left side).
Then, we played with them and had a lot of fun. At one point, she grabbed one of the leaf stamps, and created a flower with it. Go figure!! I had not thought of doing that, but see below right how they can look pretty cool!
When I got home, it was time for me to play with them :). I got some Bristol paper, and went at it with the flowers and the leaves. I then doodled all over the background to fill the empty spaces, and then painted the flowers, leaves, and background shapes with H2Os (shimmering watercolors). Oh what fun!!!
I'm now working on a 8.5 x 11 in piece; I stamped the flowers and leaves in grey, and have started outlining them with black ink. Once done, I will add shaped to the background (as in the piece above), and hope it will turn out to be a really fun page to color, or paint, or tangle in.