Newton Plays in Tropical Flowers Wall Art
I am finally finished with my birthday cards project. I even made a bonus card when I decided to make a different card for my aunt that was more suited to her.
So this next project is for ME. I have made a couple of projects using the Aloha Newton stamp set to give to others and everyone loves Newton with his tropical backdrop. I kept this image off to the side for myself. I found time at Thanksgiving to color and fussy cut Newton and a couple of bonus flowers, but then I got busy with work and holiday planning so it sat unfinished. I knew I wanted to turn it into art for our walls. Of course anything we hang must be small and light. My husband likes to see vibrant colors, nothing boring or plain works for him.
We love Hawaii and have vacationed there many times, I wanted really bright flowers and recall choosing purple and orange flowers loosely tying in to my alma mater (college colors). Then there's Newton. I colored him Siamese after our favorite pet ever, dearly departed Blue who left us 5 years ago now. I rescued her from the barn where my horse was boarded. Her mom was black and white and the barn dogs had already eliminated all but Blue and her black and white sister. I took Blue and a few days later a friend rescued her sister.
To help me with a nice backdrop for my bright and cheerful reminder of Blue and our trips to Hawaii, I looked up some challenges:
I wanted to use my new Gina Marie Loopy Squares I got for Christmas so I could get a two color edge. For the main background, I had created a variety of honey yellow backgrounds for a commissioned project involving bees and this was one that had far too dark an orange. I then used one of my Spellbinders Squares to cut the edge slightly larger than the loopy square. I popped up Newton and offset the two flowers which I also applied using dimensionals. I like inspirational sentiments, but it was nice to call it complete without one. I cannot wait to hang this on my wall!
leaves: G21, G24, G29
hibiscus flowers: Y17, V20, V22, V28
small flowers:Y13, Y17
Newton: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, ears: RV10
I entered this project in some other challenges:
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