I am so excited because our Summer 2021 Release is finally here!! We have an amazing blog hop full of inspiration today and we are so glad that you are here. I illustrated 4 new sets in the mix (Sweet Day, Life, Maple Syrup, and Flamazing), and I'm thrilled to show off 2 of them here today.
Introducing.... Sweet Day:
I made 3 cards to show off today! For this one, I did some light green ink blending to create a ground, and used a cloud stencil and some blue ink to create a bright sky. I curved the script sentiment around the giant ice cream cone and added a secondary sentiment below the images. The little bird looking on is from the companion set, Life. I love that little turtle - he looks so pleased with his popsicle! I kept the colors very soft and pretty.
For my second set, I wanted to create a more urban setting for my ice cream truck! I used the cityscape image from Superheroes:
Again, I brought in the birds from Life, and have them looking down on the truck and treats. The basic setup of the images is the same, but the feel is very different with those grey buildings in the background! The red accents really stand out against the more bleak background.
My last card features the saddest piglet in the world. He dropped his treat, and on a hot summer's day there's nothing more devastating.
I stamped the ice cream truck from Sweet Day, masked it and the bird, and stenciled some clouds in behind. I kept the coloring very muted, so that it almost looks like a vintage sepia polaroid. I felt like it added to the... sadness? The pig was colored in a brighter pink, and his chocolate in rich browns.
I hope you like them! I'm doing a giveaway for Sweet Day - check out my post on instagram to enter!
And check out all of the amazing inspiration along the entire blog hop: