Multiliner SP 4pc. set, black, assorted sizes Now for today's post, I have some wonderful cards to show you that are for my mom's birthday coming up. I know she'll love these K & Company papers below, so they were the starting point for my color selection.
I'm working with Karen Lockhart's new Rose of Sharon image. Karen does the best flowers!! I'm going to show you my coloring progress as I go along. I started with the leaves and used two tones of green markers. The left image shows the YG93 that I went over twice to get some deeper shades of color. The right image shows the finished leaves using YG95.
Below are some flowers that I did in blue tones. I had to google some photos of Rose of Sharon flowers because I wasn't sure of the colors. They come in a variety of colors from blues to pinks and whites with beautiful pink centers. The flowers themselves resemble a hibiscus flower. The image on the left shows my first layer of BG10. The photo on the right shows the flowers after using the BG72 and BG75 markers. I like to leave some white or almost white areas in my coloring. Those little specks of white are good....my high school art teacher always told me that.
And below are the colored baskets, the left side showing E31 and the right image showing some deeper tones that I achieved using E55.
The photo below shows some shadowing that I added using W1 and W3 and the blender marker (0). The left image also shows an outline I did around the flowers using a YR31 yellow marker. That yellow really helps the flowers to pop off the page.
I achieved the same look using shades of pink in RV42, R85 and RV19.
And here's my finished cards below. I used a Spellbinder's Oval Nestabilities Die to cut out the images. Sentiments, ribbons and buttons for all cards are from Papertrey Ink.
And here's my blue colored cards.
And check out the glitter atyou Spica pens from Copic. They are SO shimmery and pretty.
Here's my little assortment with envelopes, all ready to be packaged up for my mom. I like to keep the sentiments generic in nature so that she can use the cards for any occasion.
And since my mom has a hard time using any of my *too pretty to be used* gifts, I thought that Lauren's Desktop Organizer Timeless Template would be perfect. It's open so that cards can be slipped in and out....she can keep the box pretty but still use the cards. I love this template, it's one of my faves. You just print them off...cut on the solid lines.....score on the dotted lines....and assemble. And this box is sturdy so it will hold up well. Easy peasy for a girl like me who never likes to measure or read directions .
I'm hoping to stamp up a few more cards for my mom so she'll have a few refills on hand. We'll see how long this gift sits before she uses it. Gotta love our moms.