Thursday, September 6, 2012

Orange Rose

Happy Day-Before-Friday! HA! I love Thursdays, because they precede FRIDAYs!!! Tonight I started out playing with this coloring tutorial on A Blog Named Hero. I tried; I failed. My coloring skills are so dismal, I decided I'd be better off being less messy and maybe just coloring with Copics. So I tried that, and failed that, too. It might have been a poor choice of images. Yeah, let's blame that.

Then I had my back-up image from that experiment - the large flower from Fifth Avenue Floral. I started cutting it out and OMG, so. many. pieces. I finally gave up and opted to just color that image with Copics, hoping for better luck. Here's what came out:

It's not what I expected, but I decided I liked it. I also learned that if you soak a piece of card stock with enough ink, it eventually blends. *ahem*

As is my nature, I looked at the rose and went in search of a sketch that had "something round" on it. I selected this sketch from Operation Write Home:

Then I remembered the current color challenge at The Play Date Cafe included "something kinda orange:"

Okay, it's really more peach-y or blush-y, but work with me here.  I declared my orange rose to be in the spirit of the challenge, though I'll probably play again with closer colors.

Here's my finished card:

The papers are all SU in Sahara Sand and (I think) Not Quite Navy. The die cut for the sentiment is from the MFT Die-namics Layered Label Die, and I trimmed it down a little. Sentiment is from the Paper Smooches Circle of Honor set, stamped in Not Quite Navy.

I kinda like this sketch, so I may use it again to use up some pretty papers in The Heaplet. It's a very simple card to make (well, except for that coloring and blending thing...), so I'll use something else for the circle element, but I can see me disappearing all sorts of paper for those stripes. :)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Very pretty card! The rose looks great and I love the little pop of color with the twine. Thanks for playing with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  2. Ha-ha, I enjoyed reading your post today. I'm totally in a same shoes with you when we do a coloring. So difficult! Anyway you did a good job! Good luck with your challenges. ;)

  3. Well, however you went about it, the flower is gorgeous! Go with what works! I'm blending challenged so we'll see how far I get with this technique! TGIF! Even better than Thursday's :)

  4. I think it turned out very pretty. I like the color combination and it matches close enough.

  5. very pretty~Thanks for playing with us at the PDCC!!

  6. Such a pretty that bloom! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  7. Your card is so very pretty! I love your beautiful rose! Thank you for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!


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