Monday, July 11, 2011

November Chrysanthemum

It's time for another challenge at Stamps R Us and for the next two weeks the theme is Through the Garden Gate and is sponsored by Heartsong Designs.  For my card, I chose the November Chrysanthemum digi and kept it fairly simple.  I coloured the flower spray with Copics and then sponged/rubbed in Tim Holt's Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up's Warmest Regards set.  The embossed flowers along the side were done with some little Cuttlebug embossing strips I've had forever and I don't even know the name of them anymore.  I tried something different this time... no bright pin or fuschia coloured pearls so I thought I'd try to colour them with Copics.  I've read that you can do this - it really does work and you can match your pearls with your paper or image perfectly.
Make sure you head on over to the Stamps R Us challenge blog because the rest of the design team have some wonderful inspiration for you to check out.


Marilyn Webb said...

So beautiful Marilyn, big fan of your coloring, it's always stunning!

jimlynn said...

Marilyn, this is stunning! So pretty. Your coloring is gorgeous - as always.

Carol L said...

The way you colored these flowers takes my breath away! I love the hint of sponged ink around the image, and the embossing on the side looks so pretty too! Great card!

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Marilyn! Fantastic coloring and I love the black matting!!
Hugs, Tammy

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is beautiful and I love the shading in pink around it, never thought to use a similar color. It is really breathtaking.

Jackie Thomas said...

Marilyn, this card is stunning. You've coloured it perfectly.
Hugs xo

Maya said...

Ohhh my, this is awesome!!!
Love your coloring of this gorgeous image!!
And i love the colors you have used, it is just over the moon fab!!
Hugs from Maya

Cheryl said...

Stunning card! your coloring is beautiful! I love the pink pearl accents.

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Dana said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I cannot get over the depth you've created in your coloring. It is perfection!
Also love your matching pearls : )

Paige said...

Stunning card - the image is gorgeous! I love the embossed side border too! Very striking card!

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

That's a great tip about the pearls and Copics, I didn't know that, I'll have to give it a try. I adore the pink shading behind your flowers, it actually looks like soft pink lighting. Well done.

Shelly Schmidt said...

You have amazing coloring skills- beautiful card!

Molecraft said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous stamp and love the colour!
Helen x

Renee said...

This is a beauty Mar!

Carrie said...

this is really beautiful. i love the dry embossing on the side