Saturday, September 5, 2009

Perfect Peony

Flourishes is releasing the next lot of stamps in only a few days time and are having a sketch challenge. I thought I would give it a go. You never know I might actually win a prize. ROFL (roll on floor laughing). That would be nice. I've never actually won any thing before. I am hoping persistence pays off. Here is the sketch.
I just love Flourishes stamps as most of you know. They are such a joy for me to colour. I can't wait to see what comes next. I hope there is more flowers. I love their floral images.
My card was made using the main image from the Peony set. At first I wasn't sure what I thought of this particular flower but it surprised me and has coloured up nicely. It works perfectly with the sketch.
Here is what I did.
First I stamped using Brilliance Black Ink and allowed it to dry. It had to dry fully as a lot of the colouring was directly on the stamped areas. I have coloured with my Prismacolor pencils but have not done a lot blending due to a lot of shading already on the image.
The designer papers I chose are from Scenic Route Paper Co.

Until Next Time
Inking of you All
Michelle

10 comments:

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 on My SCS Gallery said...

Hello fellow Aussie! I just had to leave about your card - it's absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful colouring of the peony and love the side border. I'd give you 1st prize :-) that's for sure!!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 on My SCS Gallery said...

Whoops!! Actually, I just read my post: what I meant to say was: "I just had to leave A COMMENT about your card...." - guess I should have previewed it first ;-) Sorry about that.

Heide said...

Very pretty card, the coloring of the flower is beautiful!

Liz Williams said...

Love this gorgeous flower that you so beautifully colored.

Anita said...

Great job with the sketch! Beautiful card!

Betty Wright said...

Just beautiful, Michelle!!! Love the details and how you colored this lovely flower!!! Great card!!!

Rene' Sharp said...

Hi there. My name is Rene’ and I am going to be a fellow DT member for Andrea. I really like the look of the Annabelle stamps, they seem to be so cute, and I really look forward to working with you. I know we are going to have heaps of fun. Your blog is lovely and all your creations awesome! See you around!

bibfox said...

I think your card is beautiful, the flower is beautifully coloured.
Barb

Lovely Linda said...

Gorgeous card Michelle, your work is always so gorgeous!! Love the image and the colours you have used!! Fabulous!! Thanks for sharing!! {{{hugs}}}

Julie Koerber said...

This is just gorgeous Michelle!! Love that peony and the way you colored it up! :-)