Monday, June 4, 2018

Just For You

Hi there friends!  Today I'm pleased to share with you a card made for The Flower Challenge, where I am honored to be a guest designer for the month of June!  We will be posting again mid-month, so I hope you'll check in to catch the latest inspiration from the wonderful design team.

This month the challenge is to use any previous challenge, so I decided on Challenge #13, which was to use your favorite flower.  My current favorite flower stamp set is Beautiful Day from Altenew.  I love all the images and they are wonderful to color regardless of medium.  I am learning to use Copic markers after years of mainly using watercolor with paints or inks, so I'm not an expert by any means.  But I'm learning as I go, and enjoyed coloring these images with them.

Using Neenah Solar White, the images were initially stamped with Copic friendly Memento Tuxedo Black, then restamped with Versafine Onyx Black after the coloring was complete to enhance the black outlines.  When dry, I used the companion dies to cut the images.  I put together the card, adding a layer of white card stock die cut the beautiful Marilyn cover die before adhering the flowers, leaves and sentiments.  Ebony Black Nuvo drops were added to the flower centers and Crystal Glaze to the ends of the stamen.  In retrospect, I wish I would have done the center a different way, it just makes the images more stylized than realistic.

Thanks so much for visiting, it's always so appreciated!  I've added a link the The Flower Challenge above, so I hope you'll head over there and join us this month!


Product details
Stamps:  Beautiful Day, Label Love (both Altenew)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  Marilyn Full Card Cover die (Simon Says Stamp), Beautiful Day Coordinating dies, Sparkling Clear Sequins (PPP), Tonic Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops and Crystal Glaze, Copics:  R24, 37, 46, 59, 81, 85; YG01, 03, 07, 17; G14,17,28


CherylQuilts said...

Congratulations, Stef, on being Guest Designer for June! You are perfect for it, and I LOVE your card! I love this set too, and your coloring is exquisite! Love how it looks against the beautiful new cover plate too! Hugs!

Aileen said...

Stef, your card is stunning and I cant thank you enough for doing such a wonderful card for our challenge this month. As always your colouring is superb. I look forward to seeing what you make for the reminder part of the Challenge. Hugs Aileen.

Viv said...

Wow this is so gorgeous Stef! that stamp is one of my favourites too. Your colouring is so good also, I love the flowers in that rich red colour.Your cover plate background make the perfect backdrop to your lovely flowers also. Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer over at 'The Flower Challenge' this month ;) Viv DT xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

such a beautiful, elegant card Stef. So happy to have you as our GD this month at The Flower Challenge.
x Karen

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love your coloring of the Beautiful Day flowers. The die cut background is so pretty.

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card and I love the red. So pretty with this background. Beautiful job.

TaeEun said...

I love how you arranged the gorgeous red flowers on white tone on tone background, Stef!
The black center of the flowers looks fabulous to me! Thank you so much for being our guest this month!!!

Bobby said...

It looks like you're learning well, Stef. Your Copic coloring is beautiful and those bright red flowers pop off that wonderful die cut background. It's been great having you as our guest designer.

Janine said...

Lovely elegant and vibrant card - beautiful