Thursday, 4 June 2015

Clean Color Flowers

Hi and welcome to Freshly Made Sketches Challenge Day.  I want to thank everyone who took the time last week to play along with my sketch.  The gallery was beautiful!

This week our hostess is my closest team neighbor - the wonderfully talented Narelle.  She lives a mere 1,494 miles away!   Here's her sketch:

And here's my card:

This flower is my second attempt with the Zig Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Pens .  My first attempt was using Wink of Stella as the blending medium and I just couldn't get it to blend, so I resorted to a water brush and had better luck.  I didn't try too hard to get my shading right, putting the color in the center of the flower and pulling it out with the water brush.  

The background is stenciled with embossing paste colored with Squeezed Lemonade ink.  The tag was cut from Lemon Chiffon cardstock and the sentiment was stamped and cut out before being mounted on foam tape.

Thanks for visiting.  The design team have some amazing cards using this sketch so be sure to check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  Fresh Flowers (Clearly Besotted), Label Love (Altenew)
Ink:  Archival Black, Squeezed Lemonade
Cardstock:  White, Lemon Chiffon (SSS), watercolor paper
Accessories:  Blueprints 21 (MFT), Stitched Tags (MFT), Fresh Flowers die (CB), embossing paste, Concentric Circles stencil (MFT), Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens



Lesley said...

This is absolutely fantastic, Karren.

Linda Callahan said...

Who knew that you and Narelle were such close neighbors! Lol.....sure wish I were your neighbor because you could teach me a lot.....this is gorgeous in every way! Love the pink flowers against the yellow!

KimCreate said...

Can I be you when I grow up? LOL! I just love your clean and modern style, a style I struggle with. Love this card and your silver poinsettia card AND you adorable gnome card.

Patrice said...

Your flower just pops in this gorgeous pink - your colouring with the new pens is lovely. Another gorgeous card, Karren. x

Jen Mitchell said...

I LOVE this! The pink flowers with the yellow - fabulous! I ordered those watercolor pens but as they are shipping from Japan I'm not expected to get them for another few weeks! Usually it's you waiting ages for your goodies to arrive so now I feel your pain!

Amy O said...

This is soft and pretty and fabulous in every way, Karren! I love this shade of yellow, and those flowers are beautifully colored.

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Karren! I love those cheery colours! Such beautiful colours and I love that stencilled background! Fabulous!

Amie Kiger (Kigz) said...

Absolutely fantastic representation for the circle! I really love the way you made it the unlikely focus of attention! :)

Cindy Hall said...

Oh my gosh, Karren! This is so beautiful with those gorgeously colored flowers and the texture of the embossing paste. I love this design!

Kim S said...

I love this look - the flowers are reaching toward the lemonade "sunburst"!

Jen Timko said...

You! You and your enabling!!! That lemony embossing paste, this gorgeous coloring. Sigh....I love everything about this!

Narelle Farrugia said...

You just made me laugh out loud! Did you google the distance? Your card is as always just stunning. You make me want to try white space more often - those colours just pop right off the white!