Peony's Slow Bloom - This was created for the CSI-Colors, Stories, Inspiration case file #20 using the amazing Scraps Of Darkness May Kit, Summer Breeze.
Escape Kitty and I are Special Investigators for the month of May at CSI-Color, Stories, Inspiration. Kitty, in true Kitty fashion, has been stealing the design thunder by posting her work before I get chance. This week, I scrapped faster than her and got mine done first. ha! Kitty - your plot for scrapping and feline world domination has been foiled just this once.
The evidence I incorporated:
I created a spiral with my string, then I painted it with gesso.
Lots of white space
I used a bug...at least I think a butterfly is a bug. - a pretty bug.
Paint drops - yellow found in the corners
Inspirational word Slow: Peonies signify the start to summer in my yard. I have a few peony bushes that fortunately grow without my assistance and care, otherwise I would fail them with my neglectful lack of gardening skills. They are a beautiful and fragrant flower. I anxiously await their bloom which seems sooooooooo slow. It seems as if days and days pass while this delicate flower stays in bud form. It is really a very slow wait for the start of my summer.
I used the wonderful Dusty Attic Leafy Stem #3 Small - DA0581, I painted the whole thing with Adirondack Paint in Willow. Then dabbed with gesso here and there to tone it down. I did not want to focus on my leafy stems but more so on the photo of my start of Summer.
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