Happy Leap Day, friends! Today’s card features Hero Arts Tulip Field HeroScape in a project inspired by an amazing sculpture exhibit just a couple of hours away from me. Field of Light at Sensorio by artist Bruce Monro is an enchanting 15 acre plot of more than 15,000 solar-powered “blooms.” The stemmed lights appear to bloom by their luminescence and morphing color. I’ve been daydreaming of a stroll through the Paso Robles, California rolling hills location since it’s opening in May of 2019. Fortunately for me, their closing date of January 2020 has been extended through this June. It is an experience not to miss so I’ve finally planned a getaway weekend to dine amongst the lights with the hubs! I cannot wait!
Recreate this look by stamping just two of the four included layers from the Tulip Field Heroscape color layering set. First, the background foliage image in Navy on Dove White cardstock. Allow ink to dry for a crisp image and stamp detailed foliage layer in Intens-ified Black. Die cut layered image and then carefully Copic color in the spaces where the tulip layers would be. The Navy ink is not alcohol marker friendly, but is totally doable with caution. Simply dot the marker color near the Navy ink without rubbing or stroking over the border. Light layers of color will do. Allow to dry and come back to add more if necessary.
Copic bloom colors: FB2, B04 and B01. Y18, Y04, and Y00. RV09, RV06, and RV02. FV2, V04, and RV02. G03 and YG41. BG05, BG01, and B00. E93 matches Soft Cantaloupe ink and was used here and there to tie scheme to sky.
Ink blend sky with Navy, Pool and a touch of Soft Cantaloupe. Dry fit die cut layered image as a guide to stamp windmill (which can be quite romantic, apparently, if you watched the last season of the Bachelor *wink, wink*!) and angled trees to create shrubbery in Intens-ified Black ink. Stamp a few clouds in Soft Granite. Place the clean stamps or a scrap of paper over images and then splatter for a night sky. I add one drop of white acrylic paint thinned with several drops of water onto an old hotel key card and flick off the edge with a paint brush inside an old larger shoe box. Clean up is a snap by tossing the card and rinsing the brush while still damp.
Thank you for spending a few minutes with me today. I hope you have fantastic plans for this bonus day, and if you have a few more minutes to spare I encourage you to Google “Field of Light at Sensorio” or just “Sensorio” images. Awe inspiring to be sure!
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