Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Flower Vase Number 2

This is a commission from a friend for one of the Doodlebug vases I posted about earlier. I have to say I like this one much better and may have to redo mine! She wanted bright spring colors, so I went with some blue, red, yellow and purple and decided on a bright yellow paper with a subtle design for the vase.

I think the purple flowers are my favorite, but the blue and red have a touch of sparkle and who can resist sparkle?

And the other change I made was to the stems and "grass". I painted the stems a pretty soft green and colored the grass by using blending solution and Adirondack inks. I spritzed on the color in the shower to avoid a mess and so I could just rinse off the ink from the shower floor. Eagads the smell is awful, so if you try this method try and open a window or don't stay and spritz for too long.


Hopemore Studio said...

I really like the colored one! It makes me think of spring, I have no doubt your friend will love it.

Smart to use the shower for easy clean-up, usually I think of something like that well after I start my mess..I mean project.

I hope you are doing well.


CosmoGirl Carla said...

I really love your flowers! They are just adorable. Like Angie said, very smart about spritzing in the shower. I would have done it and had spray everywhere!

Thanks so much for sharing.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Oh, I meant to thank you too for stopping my blog and leaving a commenting. :o)

MisfitGirl said...

I enjoyed the visit Carla, thanks so much for returning the visit!

Rambling Girl said...

Flowers are super cute! I love the purple ones also!

Thanks for visiting!