Thursday, July 9, 2009

Two Tulips

This week I got to work with a gorgeous tulip image from Softpencil - Digital Stamps. I was a little intimidated when I first saw it because I'm not a great colorer. However once I actually sat down and tried, it was pretty easy to follow the stippling to know where to put the darker colors. I had so much fun with the first one that I had to do a second! For both cards, I really wanted the focus to be on the image, so I kept them pretty simple.

Here's my first one colored with Copics:

I can't remember exactly, but I believe I used about 4-5 yellow/orange tones, and 3-4 green tones. I'm working on my coloring techniques so this was a great image to practice on! After I colored the image, I cut it out and popped it up with foam tape, leaving just a little extra white space at the bottom without foam tape to fit under the ribbon. The bow is just a loop with a little extra bit taped around the middle and glued on to the piece of flat ribbon. The diamond pattern was created on the Scor-Pal.

I'm a little obsessed with charms right now so you'll be seeing more on my cards as I acquire them!

And then my second one colored with Peerless watercolors:

This week the DT was given a Decorative Element challenge which was to use a specific color theme - yellow/orange, so that's why I colored them both with the same colors.

My regular watercolor paper was too thick to go through my printer, so I ran a Fabriano notecard through and it went just fine. After I watercolored, I cut it out just like the first one, but I didn't use any foam tape this time. However I did leave parts free from glue so the image would still be dimensional.

Well, that's all for now. I hope I did ok with my coloring and that you like the cards. TFL!

Other materials used: Summer Sunrise cardstock and ink, Simple Little Things Limited Edition stamp set - Papertrey Ink; black cardstock, scallop border punch, and green ribbon - Stampin' Up!; patterned paper - Creative Imaginations; white ribbon - May Arts; Swiss Dots embossing folder; tiny rhinestones from ebay seller; charm from stash.


  1. Maureen, you have done a wonderful job with both these cards. I love the cean crispness, it really makes you focus on the tulip. Your colouring is fantastic. I am going to have to get me one of these laser printers. hugs Shelley

  2. Maureen, They are absolutely stunning, so clean and elegant. And the coloring are just amazing!!!

  3. gorgeous cards. love the colors and your coloring is fantastic.

  4. Very pretty! Love the coloring! TFS!

  5. Great work Maureen! I love both two! so delicate and elegant :)

  6. Simple , elegant and very pretty, with great colouring too :O)

  7. These are simply beautiful!!! Your coloring is fantastic.


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