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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Powerpoppy roses

I was so excited when I saw the Powerpoppy's July release was digital.  I love the option to be able to have the images now, rather than having to wait for them to be shipped.  Not only that, you can adjust them to the size you want.  I purchased all 3 images this month, and I didn't waste any time colouring them.  My first card is made from the digital image called Arranging Roses. I will be entering this for the
Peep of the Week challenge.

After printing the image I went ahead and cut it out using a spellbinder die - I learned the hard way too many times where I have coloured the image then cut it out and the die moved or  didn't cut right which ruined the image and after all the time spent colouring, it just isn't worth it, so I always cut it first then colour. I  coloured the image using copics and  the shading was done using prismacolour pencils and blended with gamsol. Sorry I never kept the list of colours, there was just too many.

After colouring I put the die back over the image and sponged some antique linen around die.  I then cut a light green layer from the same die and layered it in behind.  Designer paper is by Glitz design - beautiful dreamer floral.  I layered this onto a piece of SU Pink Piroquette, then onto the card base of this beautiful shade of green.

I finished of with some soft green silk ribbon, rosette and some pearls.  I also used my wink of stella pen to add a bit of sparkle to the roses.

Image - Powerpoppy digital - arranged roses
ink - antique linen distress, copics, pencils and gamsol
paper - Glitz designs, SU pink piroquette, light green, white
dies- spellbinder - adorning squares
misc - silk ribbon, rosette, pearls, wink of stella pen

 Thanks for stopping by, see you again real soon.



CraftyViolet said...

Beautiful card. I like the idea of cutting first and then colouring and I think I'll start doing that too.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous! This is so romantic feeling, your coloring is fabulous! Awesome job.

Leslie Miller said...

Have mercy, do you have any idea how gorgeous this looks in the thumbnail on the Power Poppy blog? It doesn't have your actual name on it and I had to come see who made this incredibly beautiful card. I should have known! It's soooooo beautiful with the papers and colors you chose. And I mean those papers are GORGEOUS! I always paper shop locally and rarely seem to come across anything quite this beautiful. How perfect with the roses. LOVE this image, and your coloring and card design are both spectacular! I've gotten to where I actually prefer digis most of the time, too -- less expensive, no shipping charges, instant gratification. What more could a coloring fanatic want? Thanks for sharing this, oh, so amazing card. Can't wait to see more!

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant colours, design and I just love this. I have also had a look around your lovely blog and have joined as a new follower. Feel free to join me and also my candy which is sponsored by three awesome artists...xx ♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, elegant card.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What an elegant beauty!! Your coloring is fabulous, and I love your framing and ribbon treatment!

Tracy said...

Exquisite! That's the word for this masterpiece. Gorgeous coloring job on those always. :-)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hello! Just came here by way of Leslie Miller's blog, where she mentions your work. This card is MAGnificent!