After my post yesterday I decided I wanted to try another card using the same sketch challenge.
This time I chose Garden Silhouettes (retired) as my main image. I started the background by brayering Barely Banana ink over the top third of the card. Then I added a mask for the sun over the brayered section.
Next I began sponging color around the mask, gradually moving to the bottom of the card. Colors I used, from light to dark, were apricot, orange, pumpkin pie, mustard, chocolate chip, and a very small amount of basic gray.
I stamped the stems in basic black, then cut the card into the four panels and layered it over a black piece. The little birds were added with a fine-lined marker.
The sentiment is from Reason to Smile retired stamp set.
I like the way the sponged colors fade into each other, giving the card strong colors and a feeling of brightness. I thought the sentiment fit it nicely. Hope this day has given you a reason to smile! Thanks for stopping by.