Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Hello Flowers

Hello again!  I hope you're doing well.  Today I'm sharing a card made for three challenges - Color Hues, The Flower Challenge and The Paper Players.

For my card, I did use a stamp with two of my very favorite flowers - anemone (I think that's what it is on the stamp lol!) and peony - and colored the images in teal and two shades of purple.  The stamp is a background stamp so I just used a portion of the colored image for my A2 sized card.

I love these huge floral images and they are so wonderful to color.  It was stamped on an A2 panel of white, colored with Copic markers then trimmed down to fit the card design.   A white gel pen added back the ends of the stamen that were muted by the coloring.

A separate panel of white was embossed with a large polka dot folder, adhered to a white card base, then the colored panel added to the top portion.  A strip of black was added at a slant, then the die cut sentiment was adhered on top.  I looked through my stash of enamel dots and was happy to find some in a teal shade. I love the embossed polka dots for the subtle texture they add, yet keeping things CAS.

Thanks for taking time to visit, I always appreciate it!  Take care!


Stamps:  Spring Blooms Background (Honey Bee), Perfect Sentiments (Pinkfresh Studio)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Black
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Clair Nocturne
Other:  Perfect Sentiment matching die, Large Polka Dot embossing folder (ret. SU), Sea Shore Enamel Dots (Altenew), Sakura White Gelly Roll pen


Aileen said...

Absolutely stunning Stef, love the colours used and these magical flowers combined with the white dot folder. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam


Oh, Stef, this is just too beautiful! Wow! Such beautiful big blooms that you have coloured to perfection. The addition of polka dot embossing, and resin dots, elevates the card to another level. Outstanding, my friend!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

This is absolutely fabulous Stef - your colouring of those beautiful blooms is expertly done as always and I love those large, subtle embossed polka dots. Such a standout card! Thanks for playing along with us over at The Paper Players this week!

Jaydee said...

Stef, another gorgeously colored card. What a wonderful way to showcase those fabulous flowers. Love the subtle touch of polka dots. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

Karen said...

These flowers just pop in the Color Hues gallery, and your coloring is fabulous! A stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

laurie said...

Wow Stef! Your blooms are gorgeous!! Love the polka dots too. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players this week!

Claire Broadwater said...

I am speechless! This is so gorgeous! I love polka dots and these are a real winner, but those purple blooms steal the show! Just WOW!!!!! Your coloring is spectacular! I am so happy you shared this at The Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

So pretty, Stef! As always, your coloring is fabulous. Thanks so much for playing along with my CAS polka dot challenge over at The Paper Players!

Cindy Beach said...

WOW! Those colors look wonderful on the the luscious big blooms! Your coloring is so pretty and I love the white gel pen accents. Stunning, Stef!

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