This week I am inspired by bluebonnets. I did a crop at Archiver's this past weekend, and one of the demos was an amazing idea by Marci - she took Hero Arts paper flowers, Glimmer Misted them and arranged them into a bluebonnet shape!! I completely SQUEALED when I saw it, and had to give it a try...
Marci had used three shades of blue Glimmer Mist on hers, which looked amazing - but I was too cheap to invest in that much blue Glimmer Mist! So instead I used two shades of blue Copics to color the flowers, and then spritzed with the sparkly gold mist that I already owned. Bluebonnets have a bit of white in them, so I added some pearls. This doesn't look exactly like a bluebonnet, but it gives the impression of a bluebonnet, I'd say. Actually, for those of you who aren't familiar with bluebonnets, here's what they look like:
Every spring us Texans take our kids, our pets, our cars - whatever we love - and plop them in the bluebonnets for a photo. It's required that you behave like this if you are a Texan. Truly. This year I didn't get a super great bluebonnet photo, because Courtney felt the need to make her "I'm not smiling for a photo and you can't make me" face in nearly every shot.
Her big brother Carter got pretty frustrated with her lack of cooperation.
In the end, this was my favorite shot - no smiling faces, but a sweet moment between brother and sister.
We had a really great display of bluebonnets this year, but now they are fading, which makes me sad. But, I know they'll be back next year! And until then, I'll just have to make lots of bluebonnet cards to keep me happy! :-)
See ya next week with another Texas Tuesday creation!
- Stamps: Deadbeat Designs
- Paper: Archiver's (green), Hero Arts (kraft)
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
- Accessories: Hero Arts paper flowers, Glimmer Mist, pearls, velvet ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, machine stitching