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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Flower Power!

Hello and good morning!

Today's card is another floral one since yesterday's card put me in the mood to color flowers again, this time a hibiscus.  I've been wanting to color this image for the longest time, and the technique I used lends itself perfectly to stamps like this.  That technique is the Copics "flick" technique from each end of the petal in two different colors.  For this flower I used R24 (red) and YR04 (orange), plus greens for the leaves, which are separate stamps that I masked for this image.  I then colored the background with blue chalk.

How's THAT for in-your-face color?  I was inspired to go bold because these flowers typically come in bold colors.  I've met very few shy  Hibisci? 

The interior of the flower is green flocking, and the stamen is gold glitter.  The sparkle is gorgeous in real life.

The bee is a die cut from the SB Fanciful Flight set, and I applied gold Perfect Pearls to him for some metallic shine.  The sentiment is heat embossed.

I used Dew Drops on the red and green papers, and I already had light green ones on hand but only bright pink as well, so I colored them with Copics R89, and voila, red Dew Drops!  Gotta love alcohol ink.

Here's a peek at the inside where I've used some of the scraps left from the front designs. 

That does it for this simple card.  It's pretty straightforward (can you believe no ribbon, bows or extra flowers??), but of course it took all day yesterday as, once again, I had to fit the crafting in when the baby slept.  (The new puppy for those just coming on board.)  Thankfully she took several small nap-lets.

Thank you so much for taking the time to join me.  Here's wishing you a lovely day full of crafting and anything else that makes you happy.  As for me, I think I'll try a shaped card next.  Hope she takes longer naps!

Happy crafting!


Stamps: Hibiscus (There She Goes Stamps); Make a Wish Quotes (Fiskars)
Ink: Versamark; Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card; Basic Black (SU); Sugar Rush (Basic Grey)
Extras: Dies: Fanciful Flight, Labels Eighteen (SB); Circle Stax 1 and 2 (Dienamics); black ep, Perfect Pearls, Copics, glitter (Art Institute), flocking, chalks, Dew Drops, dimensionals.

Challenges entered:

Alota Rubberstamps #101 - Multiples of 3 (dew drops, 3 patterns designer paper)
Incy Wincy Designs - Pop It Up
Love To Create #53 - All That Glitters
Crafty Cardmakers #85 - Blooming Images
Timeless Tuesday #208 - Use Red
Creative Card Crew #30 - Birthday
City Crafter #147 - All That Glitters
Frosted Designs - Be Bold
Allsorts #194 - Things With Wings

SSS 198 - Sketch with Spin (Birds and/or Bees)



Kristie Goulet said...

Amazing colored Hibiscus! Love to see the bright colored flowers, I am so ready for spring. Mwah!

Ros Crawford said...

This is beautiful ... I love your gorgeous flower ... Many thanks for playing at CCCB!

brenda said...

A really lovely card Shea and what super vivid colours for the hibiscus.

And so much sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Shea. I love the flower and the colours are wonderful. Such a beautiful sentiment too.
Sue xx

sandee said...

Great job on using bold, bright colors, love the colored dew drops and the different uses of textures! Thanks so much for playing along with u over at FD's Be Bold challenge, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovey card. Thanks for playing along at Creative Card Crew

Marie said...

A really lovely looking card. Fabyy colours and design. Thank you so much for joining my blooming challenge over at the Craft Card Makers this time.
Love n hugs

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Cute card Shea. the sentiment is so on the money!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card. Love the flowers and the colors. The little bee is soooo sweet. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop.

J said...

Lovely vibrant colours... thank you for sharing your card with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Donna Ellis said...

Tropical Paradise - hibiscus, bright happy colors, sunshiny sparkles everywhere! Beautiful! The textures on your panels look great. Love your interpretation of the sketch, too, Shea. Happiness is glitter. Very pretty!

Jenn Bedient said...

Beautiful! Love the bold colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Card Crew this week. Hope you have a fabulous day!

- Jenn DT

sandra carey said...

Stunning Thanks for Sharing at Ltc this week Hugs Sandra xx

Janice M said...

What a pretty card! Love your little bee. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Ang and Crys said...

Awwww...what a lovely card. I really like that bee :) I remember trying to sneak little bits of crafting here and there when we got our puppy two years ago. He had soooooo much energy I could only craft while he was taking naps ;)
Thanks for playing along with Creative Card Crew's birthday challenge!
~ Crystal

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is a lovely project, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

BrendaB said...

Beautiful job with the coloring! I love the idea of using flocking for the flower center, too. Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

Linda R said...

Your card look so pretty. Your coloring looks so pretty. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at CCCB!

Teresa Jaye said...

Beautiful card - love the bold colors and your coloring is superb! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

Charlene said...

Gorgeous colorful card!!!Thanks so much for playing this week at CCCB :-)

Bunny said...

This is lovely, thank you for sharing with us at Incy Wincy...And good luck..

Caz IWD DT xx

Carol Theng said...

pretty card. love the image and the bee. thks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

Jan Ltc said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

Channa said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Frosted designs. Channa