Mallard - Female

Friday, June 15, 2012

Another Framed Floral

Hi everyone! Welcome to another bellariffic friday challenge.  This week our challenge is to pick a sketch from one of the past 11 sketches we have done so far this year. Well, I didn't need to think too hard on which one to pick, because after making my card for the sketch challenge  a couple of weeks ago, I knew I would use that sketch over and over again, sketch #11 it is.

Since I love flowers, and flowers are great for any occasion, I wanted a few more quick cards that I can mass produce. So, I pulled out Paula's Framed Floral set again and this time I coloured up the Iris's.

Purple/mauve is one of my favourite colours.  And with colouring Iris's, well they have to be purple. The most difficult of this is, what shade of purples.  Their are pink purples, mauve purples, blue purples - getting the picture? So I went through some of my Basic Grey paper packs looking for some purple tones and came across this paper from the Wisteria pack.  I added some blue  and pink tones to some of the iris's to match the paper.  Of course, I started by stamping it on bella's bestest paper and coloured the base layer with copics BV000, then the rest of the colour was done with pencils and blended out with gamsol.

For the middle strip I used a piece of white floral lace.  I also used the Spellbinder Fleur de lis square die for the layer underneath the iris's.  Added some glossy accents to the centers of the flowers and then did my signature stamp by adding a couple of tiny pearls.  It seemed like it was lacking something so I added a small bow using some mauve chiffon ribbon.  Now it doesn't look quite that pinky in real life, but it does match some of the flowers.

Next weeks challenge is a fun one - Ink up the Girls! and hopefully I will have my new rubbah next week, and can colour up a new Uptown Girl!! You know the drill, if you play along, email Emily your card by thursday night for it to appear on Bloggabella and also a chance to win some bella bucks!

Thanks for visiting today, and have yourself a wonderful weekend!


Dana White said...

Paula's framed florals are fabulous - so versatile. I was thinking about inking them up too! Beautiful card Pauline; have a great weekend

Regan said...

oooooh purdy!

Leslie Miller said...

A great sketch that you can dress up a lot of different ways. Very sweet floral image. I love purples, too. I'm working on a purple card now.