This is the 2nd card I made for today's TLC Challenge. Judy is our hostess and she has challenged us with a great challenge called, "Coloring Mediums." Meaning, use the coloring medium you are most uncomfortable with - YIKES! I have 2 that terrify me - water colors and colored pencils.
So, while my water color card was drying, I was doing my best to color this large magnolia blossom that was gifted to me by a friend. I lightly added color to each petal, blended with a small amount of gamsol and a blending stump; let dry, then repeat about 3 more times to get the color I wanted.
Die cut the doily from vellum, then used a makeup brush and crumb cake ink to lightly add color to the vellum. Stamped the birch background onto the card base and heat embossed a sentiment in the lower corner. Once the flower was colored to the best of my limited abilities, I took some gold metallic thread and wrapped it around my hand a few times and loosely secured it to the back of the magnolia bloom. Adhered flower to card base using dimensionals.
I want to thank Judy for today's challenge that got me waaaaay out of my comfort zone not once, but twice today. That is a record for me! And thank you for looking today! ~Karen.
Date: Monday, September 9, 2019 GMT Views: 488
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Mon, Sep 09, 2019 @ 1:11 PM
Bee-you-tea-full! Love your gold thread around this fabulous colored, I might add, bloom. Love the subtle stamping of that birch background. It is on my ordering list. The vellum doily is perfect base for your flower!
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Tue, Sep 10, 2019 @ 6:50 AM
Karen, your shading is fantastic. I never know where to leave the highlights, and unless the image has built-in shadow lines, where to make it darker. But your magnolia has such life and dimension to it. They're one of the trees I really love.