The Flower Challenge Reminder

Happy Wednesday! Its time for the reminder post for The Flower Challenge. This month our theme is ‘Spring/Autumn.”

Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps and they are giving the winner a$12 gift code (approx 4 digi stamps.) They have some great designs and all the design team members have made cards with their digis.

Our Guest Designer this month is Trina P  our October winner, go visit her over at Phamtasticdesign  she has fantastic cards with beautiful coloring!

Here is my card for the reminder post.


I used the Rose Tag image from Bugaboo and printed it on Copic friendly paper. This image is so pretty and I love the thick lines and swirls.


I started by coloring the rose first and then filled in the rest with complementary colors. Initially I was going for a spring look but after I finished the background it became more of a autumn look instead. Here is the image and my experiment trying to figure out the color for the background.


The Copic blends I used are as follows:

Roses – RV19, RV17, RV14, RV13, RV11

Leaves – BG75, BG49, BG34, BG34. BG23

Background – E04, E95, E93, YR01, E000


Once I was finished with the Copic coloring, I used some colored pencils for shading as well as highlighting the beautiful lines in this digital image. I also used black pen and a white gel pen for added accents.


I had the “Happy Birthday” sentiment printed from a Gracielle Design and colored it up in a similar fashion to match my background. I added some black cardstock on the back to help it stand out against the background.


I finished the card with a couple of clear drop embellishments and added doted lines around the image to tie it all together. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the fabulous cards from my design team members! Have a wonderful and healthy day.


*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 by me or provided by companies I design for.

Hammermill Paper, Color Copy Digital, 28lb
Hammermill Paper, Color Copy Digital, 28lb
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Essentials by Ellen - Crystal Clear Droplets
Essentials by Ellen – Crystal Clear Droplets
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Hunkydory - 3-D Foam Tape
Hunkydory – 3-D Foam Tape
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Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
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Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
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Faber Castell Polychromos Color Pencil Set - Tin of 120
Faber Castell Polychromos Color Pencil Set – Tin of 120
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Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Glass Media Mat
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Glass Media Mat
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EH | SC | AZ


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  1. Stunning use of this digi, actually at first I thought you had used a different image all together as your colouring of it lifts it into a very elegant niche. Totally awesome xx Aileen


  2. Gorgeous card and colouring. Love the colour palette you’ve chosen and all the added details with pencils and black pen.


  3. This is gorgeous, Ericka! I love the bold and classy color combination you chose for your card! The shading on the roses is beautiful!


  4. Hi Ericka! Oh, I just love your coloring, so eye-catching and beautifully bold! Had to add that digi to my wishlist now that I’ve seen what you did with it. If I can do half that well, score! XOX


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