Saturday, May 26, 2012

Orchids


Can you tell how much I love flowers? {smiles} This month, the Flourishes Challenge, Bring Back Beautiful is all about Mother Nature.  When I was young, my aunt and uncle lived in a huge estate with the most beautiful flower garden.  My uncle loved orchids and I believe he had every species of orchids existing in the country at the time! 


So, no surprise here, that I'm using the Flourishes Orchids set for my card...

This was surely the most challenging floral image for me to colour.  I struggled trying to make it look right but I think it worked out ok ;-)  I was watching the TV and trying to colour at the same time.

The Copic markers I used are: Orchids (RV11, R81, R83, R85, YR21), Stem (YG21, YR21, G40, G43, G46), Background (BG10 & Colourless Blender).  The orchids image was cut using Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Rectangles and sponged with Memento Summer Sky around the edges.  The sentiment was stamped and cut with MFT Oval Stax 2 and sponged with Memento New Sprout.  The patterned paper and the blue cardstock were cut using the Spellbinders Grand Labels Twenty Three.  The patterned paper and trim are from Webster's Pages.

I'm also submitting this to the Stamping Sisters in Christ challenge #140 (just made it!).

Have a beautiful Sunday!
Kary

Products used : Flourishes Stamp set Orchids, Memento Rich Cocoa, Summer Sky and New Sprout, Webster's Pages All About Me 6x6 pad, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Blue cardstock, Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Rectangles & Grand Labels 23, MFT Oval Stax 2, Webster's Pages Everyday Poetry trim, Pearls.

13 comments:

MaxineD said...

Kary this is absolutely beautiful - love your colouring and the way you have mounted this.
Blessings
Maxine

Anne-Elise said...

Wow, beautiful card, Kary! Love your pink orchid! So well colored!

Edna Morrisedie said...

I love all the shaped layers, and the flowers are beautifully coloured, well done!

Lindsey said...

Absolutely gorgeous orchids -- the whole card is stunning!

Helen said...

Beautiful card! I love the shape of it! your flowers are so beautiful, too! Thank you for playing along with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! ~H

Lisa Arana said...

Um, I think it turned out more than ok!!! I wish I could color half as well as you. A fabulous stunner dear.

Gwen said...

Gorgeous, Kary, and what a great sentiment!!

Christine Ang said...

A very creative way to present your orchids which are beautifully coloured.

Kathy Jones said...

Kary this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I just LOVE the framing and colours and your orchids are stunning!!! Stunning card!! Thanks so much for playing the Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!!!

Renee said...

I love the coloring of the flowers, they look like silk, so soft because of the white highlights and shaded areas. Gorgeous work!!!

Emily Keaton said...

This is SO stunning, Kary! Your coloring is absolutely perfect. And I love the pretty shape of your card! Your many lovely layers add up to one spectacular creation. :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Wow, you created such beautiful dimension with your colouring! Totally amazing!! Thanks so much for joining us for a Bring Back Beautiful challenge this month :)

Betty Wright said...

Kary, this is wonderful! Love the layers and beautiful shades of pinks! Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!

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