Wednesday, July 27, 2011

HC - Tropical Floral

Happy Wednesday! I apologize for missing my Heartfelt Creations post last week. I just didn't have time to get into my studio at all during the week following arriving home from a mission trip to Mexico. And we had emergencies involving one of our foster puppies.


For my project this week, I've used Tropical Floral Swirls and the coordinating Botanical Floral 2 to create layers of beautiful blooms. 


Using the dies from Rose Creations by Spellbinders is an ideal way to quickly and easily cut the blooms and foliage.


For the inside of the card I cut some additional flowers and stamped a scripture verse from Trust in the Lord.


I coloured these flowers using copic markers. I chose to not blend the layers of colour, and I like the chunky, primitive look of it. I used pointillism in neutrals for the background of this image.


copics;
foliage; G82, G99, YG67, YG91, YG93, YG97
pink bloom; R22, R24, R27, R29, R59
yellow bloom; YR21, YR23, YR24
orange bloom; YR12, YR14, YR18
background; E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59

stamps; tropical floral swirls, botanical floral swirls 2, trust in the lord (heartfelt creations)
paper; curio (basic grey), fern, white canvas (bazzill)
ink; black soot distress ink (ranger)
accessories; rose creations (spellbinders), dotted swirls border punch (ek success), rhinestone brads (making memories), rhinestones (heidi swapp), copic markers  

anything goes challenge blog - pick a bunch of flowers
everybody art - garden 
shopping our stash - blooms
dancing in pyjamas - colour challenge
the shabby tea room - relax and enjoy 
the crafty pad - embossing (same stylus technique used for the flowers, but they are allowed to curl)
gingerloft - make it sparkle
our creative corner - all the b's (brown, blooms, bling, brads)
totally gorjuss - punch or die

19 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous! Love the way you colored your flowers! xxD

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Beautiful card :)

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Just lovely! I love the way you showcased the image! Well done!

Charlene said...

This card is so stunning!!! The colors, the flowers WOW LOVE IT!!!Thanks so much for sharing your adorable card this week in at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

LISA said...

Your flowers are gorgeous Loretta!!Makes me want to learn how to use Copics!!

Olga said...

now this is a eye popper and jaw dropper!!!!! Down right gorgeous!

Cindy said...

I love your card. Such beautiful colors! It's elegance at it's finest.
Cindy
nindys-blog.blogspot.net

MiamiKel said...

Oh my stars this is ever a showstopper! Your cards just take my breath away every time I see them - gorgeous color choice, superb design!

Firenze said...

My goodness that is so pretty! TFS such a lovely creation with us.
Helen -- Firenze Cards

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful coloring of the flowers, great dimension and love the edge, so pretty. Lovely inside too!

marsha said...

Just beautiful Loretta, the white is so elegant!
Hugs,
Marsha

Mari said...

Lovely flowers, I especially love the colors you chose. The 'chunky' technique was kind of a revelation for me - every one goes on so much about their blending that I almost forgot that you don't *have* to! :)

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

Oh, my gosh, this is stunning! And I love that you didn't blend the colors - I think it "pops" more that way. :)

Thanks for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

Dawn said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is really beautiful! Thank you for sharing and playing with us at The Crafty Pad!

Antoinette said...

Beautiful images so perfectly coloured! LOVE IT! Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge. Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Good Luck! Hugs Annie xXx

Kathryn said...

Stunning! I have been studying for ages, it's so lovely! Thanks for joining in with us at Anything Goes, K x

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Wow this is gorgeous! I love the colors you used and the way you colored the image..just perfect! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Stamping Becky said...

Wow! Wonderful work, Loretta! Your ability to colour, cut and layer never ceases to amaze me.

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