Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Coral Rose


Hi everyone.  Today I made a card for the SCS Color Challenge (CC424 - coral, white, pink).  Love this color combination!  I used the marker layering technique on the rose above and also on the leaves which are actually die-cuts (not stamps).  Once I colored the leaves, I used my black marker to outline them so that they look like they were a stamp to match the rose.  Hopefully it worked :)



Stamps:  Garden Oasis (Fiskars); Happiest Birthday Wishes (SU!)
Paper:  White, watercolor
Ink:  Staz-On Black, Basic Black, Cameo Coral, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Tender Leaves die (Memory Box), blender pen, glue and dimensionals



I stamped the rose in Staz-On Black ink onto watercolor paper; colored it used the marker layering technique and then fussy cut.  I die-cut two of the largest leaves from the die set, colored them using the marker layering technique and then ran my black marker along the edge to outline them.

The sentiment stamp is a clear set from SU! so I didn't even use my Stamp-a-ma-jig!! ... so proud of myself :)  Just eye-balled it and stamped around my 3 1/2" square panel.

Everything was popped up on the card base to give the card lots of dimension.


Here's a close-up of the rose:



Tip:  My son is an art teacher and he tells me that I need to leave some white space when I'm coloring / watercoloring.  I did pretty good with this one ... but think I can do better.  The urge is to fill everything in and I have to fight that :)




14 comments:

  1. Yet another fab card. I don't know how you keep coming up with such great ideas!
    Best wishes Lea

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  2. I would never have know that this beautiful flower and leaves weren't from one stamp! Love the sentiment stamped all around!

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  3. Beautiful colouring Loll. Fantastic tip from your son too, did he get his artistic genes from you? The leaf die cut definitely looks like a stamp! Cathy x

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  4. Gorgeous card Loll and I think your colouring is fantastic and hiw nice to have your own 'tutor' in the family

    Anne

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  5. Your leaves worked beautifully Loll and this is one stunning, clean card!

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  6. Clever way to match up die cuts and stamps, Loll!

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  7. Your rose is beautiful and you've been very clever with the leaves! Your coloring is lovely too. xx

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  8. Love this card Loll. The colours you've used are brilliant. Think you need to hire out your son! What's the going rate??? lol

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  9. Love this card Loll. The colours you've used are brilliant. Think you need to hire out your son! What's the going rate??? lol

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  10. Yep, Jer is right. I have the same problem. One reason I like the punches with stamp sets...they automatically give you a white area. Your rose is gorgeous Loll. TFS

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  11. How pretty!! I love the flower and the Perfect border with the birthday stamp.Love it!! TFS

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  12. I love this Loll, the colouring is gorgeous x

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  13. Lovely card...beautifully colored. I wound not have noticed the white areas with out reading your tip. It's so well done that it looks like a natural highlight. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Stunning job of coloring Loll. I need to remember that tip on leaving a little white myself.

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