Winter Flowers

Happy New Year!  I hope you has a wonderful celebration! A new year and new month means it is time for another challenge over at The Flower Challenge. This month’s challenge is to use florals on a shaped card.

This month’s challenge is being sponsored by Alex Syberia who has a Etsy store filled with gorgeous digital images. She is also giving the winner of the challenge two digital images of their choice.

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I’m featuring the Winter Flower digi from Alex’s store. There are so many gorgeous images it was hard to make a selection.

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To start, I printed this beautiful image on Copic friendly paper but made the lines more transparent so that I could get a no-line coloring look on the image. To find out how to print digital images check out this Kit & Clowder link # 16. I then set to coloring up the image with Copics.

Note: I’m still learning and improving my coloring techniques but what I have learned is from Alyce at Kit & Clowder, who offers amazing online classes to get you started.

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I started with the main flower using: B02, B01, B00, B000, and B0000. I then started on the smaller flowers using:  Yellow Flowers – Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, and Y02 and for the Pink Flowers – R85, RV23, RV10, RV00, and RV000

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I love the look of blue leaves and so used the following: Big Leaves – B99, B97, B95, B93 and B91.

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For the Smaller Leaves, I used – BG 49, BG45, BG 23. Then I focused on the centers, which I used Y13, Y11, Y02, and E23 for shading. For the yellow flower centers I used – C10, C7, C5 and a white gel pen and the pink flower centers – B97, B95 and white gel pen.

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Next came the hard part. How do I make this into a shaped card. I decided to use the Altenew Banner die which would trim some of my image. I’m not going to lie, its hard to cut something you’ve worked hard on coloring. I took a deep breath and figured out the best way to use the die and preserve the most elements.

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Once I used the die I used Copics in E53, E51, E50 to shade a bit of the background. I love the old paper look it gave the background.  I then used the banner die to trace the navy cardstock and followed the shape of the banner die.

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I used the Pinkfresh die with some blue glitter paper and layered it on the back and added a small bow to the top and some sequins to finish off my card.

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Don’t forget to check out the rest of the beautiful projects from the DT. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Also, here are my four favorite Flower Challenge projects from 2019.

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Supplies

*Listed below are the products I used and contain affiliate links when possible at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! All products were personally purchased.

Altenew - Party Banner
Altenew – Party Banner
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Pinkfresh Studio - Classic Words
Pinkfresh Studio – Classic Words
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Hammermill Paper, Color Copy Digital, 28lb
Hammermill Paper, Color Copy Digital, 28lb
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Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix
Pretty Pink Posh – Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix
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Gina K Connect Glue
Gina K Connect Glue
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Hunkydory - Double Sided Tape
Hunkydory – Double Sided Tape
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Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
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Uni-ball Impact Gel Pen, White
Uni-ball Impact Gel Pen, White
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Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Glass Media Mat
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Glass Media Mat
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  1. Stunning amazing creation Ericka, I can see I need to purchase this dieset and this amazing image from Alex. Love love your colouring of the flowers, they are so eye catching, cant stop looking at them.

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