Friday, 25 May 2018

Coral Fusion

Welcome!  I'm here with another challenge from Fusion and we have a beautiful summery inspiration pic for those of you just coming into summer.  And for those of us just coming into winter, I hope the photo makes you feel a bit warmer 😃

I created a fusion again this challenge and got out one of my favorite big floral images and did some coloring.

I started with a 3-color blend for the flowers but couldn't get enough contrast so then brought in N2 to add to the shade areas.  Once I was finished coloring with Copics, I got out some Prismacolor pencils and deepened the areas of shade and also added a bit of white highlighting.

I fussy-cut around the bottom of the lowest flower and tucked a scalloped border behind the flower.  Both these panels were adhered to a matching card base.  The sentiment was white-embossed onto vellum and die-cut with a stitched die.  To make it stand out more, I added a black die-cut flag behind the flower then glued the vellum on top of the flower.  Unfortunately a bit of glue seeped out behind the letters, but by the time I noticed, it was dry and there was nothing I could do.  Hopefully the recipient doesn't notice, whoever that may be!  

I'm linking this card up to a few challenges:  Shopping Our Stash (April Showers bring May Flowers), The Paper Players (CAS Blooms), The Card Concept (Floral Centrepiece - I guess my card is clean and layered) and CAS on Friday (Birthday Card)

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Products used:

Stamps:  Make a Wish, Say it in Style (Clearly Besotted)
Ink:  Memento London Fog, Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Coral Crush, X-Press It, Black, Vellum
Dies:  Stitched Scallop Edges, Blueprints 2, Stitched Rectangle Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, Prismacolors, White EP, White Gel Pen


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Paper Players.


Betty Keefe said...

gorgeous card, Karren - that is one of my favorite stamps and you've colored it so beautifully!

I Card Everyone said...

that's what great Copic coloring looks like, Karren! The addition of the darker shades, and sweet little white highlights really made these beauties come to life! gorgeous - every single bit of it!

Barb Ghig said...

Your Copic coloring just takes my breath away, Karren...WOW! Beautiful highlighting and perfect details! I'm so impressed with how you made it work for several challenges, too...a truly gorgeous card!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning! I love the clever way you've layered the vellum sentiment!

Ann Abrahamson said...

This is beautiful! Your Copic coloring and pencil accents are perfect on that wonderful floral image! Thanks for sharing over at The Paper Players this week!

Cris G said...

Karren, this card is a beauty! Love the shading you added with colour pencils... the flowers look so alive!

Linda Callahan said...

Exquisite! Your coloring is amazing.......this is unbelievably gorgeous!

Chana Harris said...

Your composition is outstanding! You have used scale, direction, space, and color to make a very bold visual contrast statement! Impressive!

Thanks for playing along at Shopping Our Stash!

Joanne James said...

Karren your coral blooms are gorgeous and beautifully coloured! I love the sentiment on the vellum overlay too, perfectly visible but in no way taking anything away from the rest of the card. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

Jan Clothier said...

What stunning colouring, Karren! The use of the vellum overlay is very clever and I like how you fussy cut part of the image to get the overlap. Lovely work, as always. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

Wanda Cullen said...

AMAZING coloring on this gorgeous card!! Some of my fave colors as well!

Celeste Goff said...

Wow, your coloring on these beautiful lilies is just amazing! Gorgeous card!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Wow! Gorgeous floral design and your coloring is amazing! Love this!

Aileen said...

Karren this is just amazing, I love this colour combination and the flower you have used, it looks so beautiful. I think its calling to me, in fact Im sure it is. So sweet.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Love this beautiful image that you colored so perfectly, love the little detail of the white dots on the centers of these flowers.
Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.

Cindy H. said...

Love your gorgeous card!!

Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colouring great use of the sketch and the inspiration picture. Thanks for playing along with the April Showers Bring May Flowers challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow, this is absolutely breathtaking!! Love the coloring and use of the vellum. Hugs and thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept!!

Mariken said...

Love your card, really beautiful!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Cas on Friday!
Mariken DT