Sunday, January 9, 2011

Flourishes Flowers

Flourishes Timeless Tuesdays challenge calls for flowers on your card or project. Well, guess what? We are expecting snow any time now...not pretty pansies as I have used. Yes, we are all excited and hoping the snow doesn't miss us because we just don't get much of the white stuff. I have chili fixins' and hot chocolate and all the warm foods and drinks ready.

I'm trying my hand with Copics. I usually do watercoloring with a brush but decided to give this a try.
I think I am going to enjoy them and will try to practice and watch tutorials so I can get better and better.

My card is to honor Julie aka UKJEM on Splitcoaststampers. She has a beautiful gallery of cards and I chose to case this one. Mine certainly has more color than hers but I did mostly keep her sketch.

My card is also for:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge (FTTC99) use a flower on your card or project.
I am using Flourishes March pansy in the Calendar Set 1-January through April

Mark's Finest Papers -Speedy the Cat's Friends #37-use embossing on your card


Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes Calendar Set 1-January through April
Paper: PTI cream cardstock, all other unknown
Ink: Memento London Fog, Memento Desert Sand for sponging
Accessories: Cuttlebug script embossing folder, misc. buttons, Copics, crinkled ribbon, Spellbinders square scallop nestabilitie

18 comments:

Marisa said...

Looky at you getting all fancy with that seam binding! Gorgeous colouring of the poppies and lovely touch with the sponging. Great card :)

Bonnie said...

What pretty red pansies! Is it snowing yet? Stay warm and safe and enjoy the beauty!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh - this is awesome! Love the vivid red! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

jovialjudi said...

Fabulous job on the coloring!! Beautiful card. Hope you get to enjoy the snow and you keep power!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hugs, Judi

Becky said...

Beautiful card Benzi. Thank you for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Joanne (jojot) said...

that crinkled ribbon is such an elegant finishing touch to a beauty of a card...love your Copic coloring...fabulous

Emily Keaton said...

How beautiful, Benzi! I just love your bright colors and the FABULOUS crinkled ribbon and bow. Enjoy your snow! I hope you get just enough to enjoy your cozy goodies, but not too much. :)

Julie Hoffman said...

This is so pretty! I love the sponging and water coloring on your image panel - so pretty! That ribbon is gorgeous too!

redwasher1 said...

Your card is stunning and love the colors of the flowers.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is gorgeous!! Those flowers are just popping with that burst of red color! Love the crinkled ribbon/bow too! Beautifully done!
I too am just learning how to use the Copics, and I learned that the paper you use makes all the difference in the world with blending colors!
We're supposed to get heavy snow late tomorrow, so I'll be heading to the store in the morning to get my milk & bread. No wait! I have milk & bread already! LOL I'll go to the craft store instead and buy something with my 50% off coupon and stay indoors and stamp :) Stay warm!!

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful, love that crinkled ribbon!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Cindy Haffner said...

So BEAUTIFUL!!

Julie Hoffman said...

Just stopped by to thank you for the super sweet comment on my card today! It made me smile :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card. Lovely image... the cringkled ribbon looks awesome. :o)

Nancy said...

This is so beautiful. Great combination of flower power pizzaz and the neutral scrunchy ribbon. The ribbon texture and the mental texture of the poppies - much the same - great compliment to one another.

Davi said...

Benzi, This is absolutely beautiful!! I love the bold flower color with the fabulous ribbon. :)

Lynne in NI said...

Fab card Benzi, love your ribbon flourish and great job with your pansies ... but be warned, copics are VERY addictive and you NEVER have enough LOL!

Colleen Dietrich said...

A lovely CASE of Julie's card, Benzi. And you're doing beautifully with your Copic coloring! They really do require practice, don't they? When I drag mine out, I am still a little stymied about where to put certain colors.