Friday, July 26, 2013

Flower Challenge

Hi everyone!  I have been working outside my comfort zone lately a lot.  This time, I colored--haven't really done that in a long time.  And I don't have Copics (not in my price range) but I used some Aqua Markers from Letraset. 

This is a free image from Unity for a Coloring contest they are having over on Facebook.  I have no thoughts that I would even win, but wanted to at least stretch myself and enter.

I am entering this in the 3 Girl Jam Anything Goes Challenge.

I used some glittery purple paper for the background.  And I added all those tiny pearls to the netting -- they are from Close to My Heart.   I used almost the whole sheet!  To finish it off, I did add some Frosted Lace Stickles in spots--didn't want to overwhelm and I pop dotted the top layer on top of the ribbon.

The color is not as good on this close up, but I wanted to show the details a bit more.

This was an image that we downloaded so I printed several.  As I was coloring my second try (can't cut straight!), my 14 year old daughter was asking me about my markers, and then said she kinda wanted to color one herself.  So she sat down with me, picked out her markers, paper, ribbon and pearls (I choose mine after hers--she inspired me!) and made her own card!  I wanted to show it off here.
I think s she did a great job!  This does look a bit better in person, the color seems off, but I did take the pictures after the sun went down.

Thanks for stopping by--have a fabulous day!!


  1. WOW Helen!! Gorgeous use of that image and love the CAS design of your cards!! GREAT job my friend!!
    Thanks for sharing and linking up over at 3GJ's Anything Goes challenge! Hope to see you back tomorrow for a brand new challenge!
    3GJ DT

  2. These are so stunning! Love those itty bitty pearls!! Thanks for linking up with 3 Girl JAM!