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Friday, March 28, 2014

Gardens and Parks - "Sissies" by Fran


For the last two days I have been concentrating on ATC cards.  I call this ATC card "Sissies" because these are the flowers from some new Garbanza Daisies that I bought.  They were not outside at the nursery and probably had never been out of the greenhouse where they were born.  I planted them where I was pretty sure they would grow well because I had grown some daisies there before.  The poor little things drooped every day so I cut them and brought them inside hoping the next generation of flowers will be able to stand a little spring sun. The vase is an old milk glass Jim Beam whiskey bottle. 

After drawing with ink I colored with Prismacolor pencil colors. When I cut it I made a mistake. I thought ATC cards were 2.5x3 inches. I glued the drawing onto a card the correct size and used colored tape around the edges.

15 comments:

  1. Nice save! And a pretty pot of posies, Fran! I love the little story about the painting too.

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  2. I love those vibrant colors Fran. The colors the vase sits on look like felt material.Great job on this ATC card.

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    1. Thank you. I love working with pencil colors but they do leave a texture which sometimes works, but not always. Skin is the hardest to do.

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  3. Great save on a wonderful picture! I love the bottle and the flowers! They are colorful and cute. I like the perspective from the table too. Bravo.

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    1. Thanks Lynn. I actually like it better with the frame.

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  4. This is such a lovely painting Fran.

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  5. Fran, this is so colorful and lovely!!! Now the flowers can last forever. Great thinking on how to make it fit the ATC size.

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    1. Thanks Joan. Another example of making something out of a mistake. I like it better than before.

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  6. I like these flowers, you have painted them so colorful and the vase is beautiful too. Good find to repare the size with the colored tape!

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  7. They say that the best art comes from mistakes. :) Lovely save.

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    1. So often that does happen. Thank you.

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