Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Winter Anemone for Color Hues

Hello friends and welcome back!  The card I'm sharing today is for the new Color Hues challenge and I am joining as a guest designer.  I love this color combination, there are sooooo many options with it for the holidays and winter.

I decided to use the beautiful Winter Anemone stamp from Honey Bee Stamps for my card.

The floral spray was stamped on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers in the challenge colors, plus two cool gray colors for the flower center.  I always love good contrast, which I find hard with lighter colors such as the blue used for the flowers, so I decided to pull out a couple of my Polychromos colored pencils in dark blues and use them to deepen the shadows.  When the coloring was complete, I used a blending stump and baby oil to blend the colored pencil work.

The next step was to use a white gel pen for the stamen ends and a silver metallic gel pen to color the berries.  When those dried, the panel was die cut with a rounded rectangle die and matted with the silver foil layer.  This was then added to the front of the blue card base with foam tape.  The sentiment was stamped in black and cut down with my paper trimmer, then I used an old corner rounder punch on the corners so it would look cohesive with the main panel, adhering it to the card front with foam tape.  Finally, a few silver baubles were added to finish things off.

Thanks for visiting, I appreciate it so much!  I hope you're continuing to remain safe and healthy and do so through the holidays!

Be sure to use the link above to check out the challenge and all the gorgeous cards from the DT.  Thanks to Nancy for inviting me to be a guest DT for this challenge!

Take care!


Stamps:  Winter Anemone (HB), Merry Christmas sentiment (unknown company - I've had it for years)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Island Blue (SSS), Silver foil
Ink:  Gina K Obsidian Amalgam, Versafine Clair Nocturne
Other:  Rounded Rectangle Infinity dies (Hero Arts), Silver metallic and White Gelly Roll pens (Sakura), Corner Rounder punch (ret. SU), Polychromos Colored pencils, Crystal Collection-Night Sky (Little Things by Lucy's Cards)
Copics:  B02, 00, 000, BG0000, G28, 09, 02, 000, C3, 1
Polychromos: Helioblue Reddish #151, Dark Indigo #157


Cindy Beach said...

Hi Stef! This is the card I wanted to make for the challenge - in my dreams, lol! It couldn't be more beautiful! So many details give a WOW factor! I love the pencil shading and gamsol. The hues you chose are exquisite. Add baubles and shine = perfection.

JoAnn said...

Wow your card is beautiful. Love the pretty blue flowers (my favorite color). Great job with the coloring and the design.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Congratulations Stef on your GD spot - your card is blue and green blended perfection!

Nancy said...

I came by to leave you an official message of how fabulous this card truly is! Your coloring is really wonderful! Whoever receives this card is going to love it! So happy you are guesting with us at Color Hues. Happy Holidays!

Karen said...

This card is just stunning! I love the gray centers--such a great contrast to the beautiful blues and greens. We're so happy to have you as our Guest Designer at Color Hues! Have a wonderful holiday!

Julie B said...

What a fab stamp and you've coloured it beautifully, a great take on the challenge colours. Great to have you as GD, have a happy holiday season! :)