February 26, 2010

Lily of the Valley

Isn't this a beautiful photo of the Lily of the Valley flower? When you think of lilies, you usually think of the color white, right? Me too. But how do you color white when you've stamped your image on white cardstock? The key is to really look at the shadows. Look at the photo below....there is a lot of pretty, shimmery white color...and lots of gray/purplish color in the shadows. That's what you want to recreate with your Copic colors.I created my card using the pretty Lily of the Valley stamp from JustRite's Breath of Spring Borders & Centers stamp set and my Copic Sketch markers.For my main image, I left lots of white space on the flower images but also used gray markers to create shadows, keeping my inspiration photo close at hand. If you zoom in on the flowers, you can see that I also added some shimmer to the flowers by using a glitter pen.
A pretty little card for Easter/Spring...hope you enjoy!

19 comments:

Eveline said...

What a beautiful picture. I had Lily of the Valley in my bridal bouquet. Love that little flower. Your card is lovely. Real spring like.
Eveline.

Danielle said...

So pretty, I love the image and the colors you used everywhere else to really make the image pop.

Janice said...

I love Lily of the Valley and this is one beautiful card! Also, I learn so much from your copic tips. Thank you Mish!

Diane Jaquay said...

Your card is so pretty Mish. I love the beautiful flowers, and the happy Spring colors :)

Rosanne said...

This is so pretty! I love lily of the valley and your stamp is gorgeous!

Deb Zaremba said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love the flowers that you have done this past week and the layouts are great. Thanks so much for sharing and for all of the wonderful tips.
Have a great day.

Tricia said...

What a pretty card! I had fun case-ing you for the Papertrey blog hop post for last night! Thanks for all your inspiration!

Anne said...

I so appreciate your explanations about using Copic markers. I am taking Copic classes so I am interested in everything I find from experienced artists like yourself. Lily of the valley is my birth month flower (May). Thanks and the card is very pretty

Lorie said...

Oh, my...Lily of the Valley are my favorite flowers! That picture and your card are both beautiful!

NikkiNix said...

Great tip!

I thought you'd enjoy seeing what else I have been up to... I am so pleased to launch a new blog - http://prettylittlepalettes.blogspot.com/ and I hope you'll join me there for some fun!

Take care,
NikkiNix

honugurl16 said...

Mish, I couldn't find an email link, but I thought this post might appeal to you. It's about meal planning and freezer cooking and has some downloadable worksheets.

http://moneysavingmom.com/2010/02/how-to-plan-bulk-cooking.html

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

Beautiful card Mish, I love your inspiration photo to guide you in your coloring. Great tip for coloring white images on white paper. I love your paring of sentiments also, you're so creative!

Troy Louise said...

Very pretty. Thanks for the wonderful tips. You are just the best! Happy Weekend.

resmith said...

Such a beautiful card! Love your image and the way you colored it.

Blueangel Crafts said...

Lovely card and great tip for colouring with white. Thanks!

Barbara said...

Pretty pretty pretty : my birthday flower. Have to ask - what paper is that? October Moon or Cosmo

Rhonda Zamora said...

I love the card!! When I was a kid we had a patch of Lily of the Valley growing under one of our windows. They are still one of my favorite flowers . . . thanks for the beautiful card for jogging my memory.

Linda said...

Love it. Gotta get that stamp set.

Jeanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the textures and bow! You are amazing. Thank you for sharing your creative organization. I just may need to pull out my old gelatin molds. Love how the pastel colors just scream spring.

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