August 22, 2010

ColourQ #46 & FTL #103


Hi folks! Just barely squeezing this one in on time (as usual)! Today's card is for the challenge over at colourQ. I've been turning this one over in my mind all week and finally had a chance to do something with it. I paired it up with the Fall-to-Layout #103 at clean&simple.






I used my colored pencils again to color the dahlia image, so it leaves the flower looking more pink than Cherry Cobbler. The leaves are as close to Wild Wasabi as I could get. I'm happy with the way the flower turned out, but the leaves not so much. I still have a lot of practicing to do, but I really enjoy coloring again!

Cardstock: Stampin' Up (Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze), Papertrey Ink (Rustic White)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Delightful Dahlia, Signature Greetings)
Ink: Clearsnap (Chianti), Martha Stewart (Bamboo)
Tools: Papertrey Ink (Linen & Canvas impression plate)
Accessories: ribbon, button, thread
Color medium: Prismacolor Premier pencils, odorless mineral spirits

I must rush over to submit my link before the deadline! Thanks for stopping by today, and for all your kind words of encouragement. Have a great day!

14 comments:

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Christina! Thanks for playing the CQC!

Julie said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Your flower is on there perfectly! Thanks for playing along with the CC this week!

Marisa said...

Fabulously coloured flower and use of this sketch, Christina! Lovely card.

Jean Martin said...

Love your coloring Christina! This is great!!! :)

Niki Estes said...

This is so pretty! I love how you colored that flower!

Karen said...

OMG!!! Christina!! How do you colour so beautifully? What kind of pencils do you use? I have the whole collection of prismacolour pencils and can't get close to the beautiful look of this! Any tips? lol

Karen
x

Julie said...

Beautiful! Love your colored flower!

Laurie said...

Gorgeous Christina! I love that flower! Makes me want to pull out my prismas and oms! This card really pops!!

Linda Beeson said...

That flower turned out so pretty!

Sue Kohler said...

Wow! Your colouring is fabulous, so soft and full of depth! great use of the colours and the sketch! :)

Crafty Creations said...

Wow - this is just beautiful!!! I'm a follower and get my updates through google reader and although my mouth drops open on EACH of your cards, I had to come and comment on this one. It just blew me away. Your pencil coloring is terrific!!!
I love my prismas and gamsol and I was lucky enough to take a Paula Williamson coloring class. now I love them even more!!!!
Great job as always!!
Maria :)

Nance said...

LOVE that flower--your coloring is divine! I love th soft look of the pencils. You are the master of the soft but modern color combinations! Beautiful card!

Nance said...

p.s. Just noticed...congratulations too on your title of "Color Queen courtier"--well deserved!

Jen Carter said...

Great job, this is very pretty!

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