Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Thank You Camellia

This week's challenge on MFP's Simple Salutations is to use Grey, Red and Pink.  I used this month's new release, Camellia for the image.  I think it's gorgeous.  I finally got around to making colour swatches of my Copics and I've found it's really helped with colouring because I can now colour and blend by comparison.  E.g.: I can now find 5 colours in a range, rather than the 3 that I had bought as a set because I can see how they compare.  You can see it how I blended the reds and pinks in my colouring.  I wish I had done this sooner.

Now for a confession.  I completed this card at midnight and went to bed.  I went to upload it the next day on blogger and realized I didn't have a salutation.  Uh, oh.  The scroll was added in order to tie in the salutation.  I think I've had this die for two years and not played with it but I really like how it looks.  Because it has leaves on it, I kept thinking it needed to be green.  I was in a hurry to get to work and decided to go with red and I think I'll try it again with other colours.  Do you ever find you have old tools that all of a sudden you realize you can use differently?

Challenges this Card Meets:
Copic Marker Spain - Flowers
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes for April
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Crafting for All Seasons - Dies and Punches
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - 2 or more die cuts
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Flower Power


  1. Wow, Christine! Your card and coloring....absolutely beautiful! Love the way you tied the flourish into the image and salutation.

  2. Christine, I love the coloring on your card. I like how you used the die to tie in your greeting. Great job.

  3. So pretty, love the image, and it is a flower, and I love flowers...awesome job! Thanks for playing our challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

    Leanne DT@OCS

  4. Lovely design and the color combo works perfectly!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

  5. Beautiful. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your lovely creation - hope to see you again soon x