Thursday, 23 April 2020

Delicate Flowers

Jennifer Timko is our sketch hostess this week at Freshly Made Sketches and she has a great sketch for us.  My card is a pretty literal take on that sketch.




The last few weeks have seen me actually want to craft and color - for the first time since we lost our son 10 months ago.  It's been a hard road and will be for the rest of my life, but I know he wants me to do what I love, so I'm trying.  

This image was colored with a mix of Copics and Prismacolor pencils.  Once it was colored, I die-cut it with the matching die and set it aside.  The card base is white and I took a white card front and cut a strip out of it.  Behind that strip I added an embossed navy panel, using foam tape to separate the navy from the top panel.  The circle was die-cut and adhered with foam tape again and the flower was added around the edge.


As you can see from this close-up of the flower, I used mostly pencils for the petals and Copics for the leaves and branch.


Thanks for visiting.  I hope you'll check out the gorgeous cards made by the rest of the design team.



Products used:

Stamps:  Beautiful Friend (Clearly Besotted), Hello Lovely (Concord & 9th)
Ink:  London Fog (Memento) Obsidian (Altenew)
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It, Enchanted Evening (PTI)
Dies:  Beautiful Friend (Clearly Besotted), Peek a Boo Circle Window (MFT), Infinity Circle Dies (Hero Arts)
Accessories:  Weather Embossing Folder (Taylored Expressions), Copics, Prismacolors)

Cheers
Karren

12 comments:

Cindy H. said...

Gorgeous card!

I Card Everyone said...

You're not only trying, but you are succeeding, Karren! This couldn't be more beautiful! I'm seeing apple blossoms? and I adore this navy!
=]

Judy Rozema said...

Really beautiful. That blue sets off the blossoms so perfectly. I love the texture on it too. Glad you are feeling like crafting a little again. You make the most delightful things. I am determined to at least OPEN my SNC this weekend!

Nancy said...

WOW! Just WOW! I love this so much Karren!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Karren! Great idea to use London Fog to stamp the blooms and leaves and I love how you colored them with Copics and pencils! I also really love your Navy accents and the touch of texture, too...stunning work!

I'm sure it's a challenge to get through most days, but I think you're doing really great, Karren...Your creativity is shining through and I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers ~ Barb xx

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card. The touches of navy with the white card and background looks great. Thanks for sharing this lovely card.
Prayers for you on the loss of your son. I know your feelings.

Handmade by Maxin said...

Fantastic card ,lovely colours 👍😊

Kia's Place said...

I absolutely love your card, so beautifully done.

Linda Callahan said...

Your work is so amazing you have to let it shine. This is beautiful! And you are amazingly strong - Matthew would definitely want you to keep making beautiful art.....

Jen Brum said...

This card is just gorgeous! Those flowers look like a photo. Your colouring is just amazing! Love the blue as well! I'm so glad that your desire to craft and create are coming back!! Matthew would definitely want you creating!

Nora Noll said...

This is gorgeous!! I LOVE your no line coloring you did on those STUNNING flowers!!

Cécile RIBON said...

This cherry blossom branch looks fabulous! Once again, your coloring skills wow me, Karren.