Hello! Hope you're enjoying summer's end, and are looking forward to cooler
weather. I know I am!
I'm playing along with a couple of challenges, Altenew's August Inspiration Challenge
and, The Flower Challenge, Use your Favorite Flower.
My favorite flower at the moment is a new plant added to my yard,
Midnight Rose Hibiscus.
I have seen hibiscus before, but never this size or color. When I brought home the plant
(I bought 3) it was about 2' high and had a couple of bud groupings.
Honestly, would you ever believe these buds would open into such a
magnificent bloom? 1st bloom measured 9".
So for today (only today, I'm fickle with favorites!) my favorite flower is the Hibiscus.
Altenew's Hibiscus Garden 3D was all cut from white cardstock, and Copic colored.
I tried to keep as close to my Midnight Rose as possible. The die set comes with the greens
you see pictured here, and the smaller bloom I colored in purples to mimic the
Allysum planted in the pots with the Hibiscus.
The background started out with an A2 sized card, white, covered with
Altenew's watercolor washi. I added sprays and white paint droplets, then
cut the card with MFT's Wonky Stitched Rectangle.
'You' from PTI's Bold Borders: Arabesque. I doubled the diecut with gold for a little
The Hibiscus flower has gorgeous textured veins. I tried to add that look by streaking
my die cut with the Copic pens.
Altenew asks us, 'how were you inspired by the photo?'
Just about everything from the photo inspired me! Colors, soft fadeout greens, water
droplets... and May gave us a beautiful watercolor tutorial too!
2 challenges, one card. Love it when that happens!
Have a blessed week!