I'm back again. I've been posting like crazy.
It's like someone let the dam go. Hallelujah! I feel like someone should be playing a slow building victory song or throwing confetti every time I finish a card. Not because they are any different than anything I was making before, they aren't, or because they are more fabulous than any other card makers, they're not, but because I made something. Completed it. Finito. and man that feels pretty good.
I'm actually kind of scared to stop. Stupid probably, but let's not look a gift horse in the mouth. I wonder what a gift horse looks like? Is he smiling because he's a gift and that why we shouldn't look him in the mouth? Or maybe frowning because he didn't want to be given away? I digress. A gift's a gift. I'm grateful. and it let's me play along with Kathy's 30 day color challenge :)
Speaking of grateful, my blogging buddy Marika left me a note that the current Fusion Card Challenge was right up my alley. Of course I had to go see if she was right. Seriously, that girl knows my alley. Isn't it nice to have friends like that? Makes me happy :) I linked her name to her blog and if you haven't ever seen her work you need to go over there. Really NEED. She is wicked talented. I remember when I first saw her card in a challenge gallery. I had to go over and leave her some love. She had maybe 20 followers. I literally laughed out loud. Why? Because I knew it wouldn't be that way for long, not with her talent. I was right. :) Ask my husband I always am. She's starting to blossom in the card world and my oh my it's a beautiful thing. I'm thrilled for her.
So back to the challenge . . .
You see? That inspiration picture is just, gah, perfect. Those large open flowers immediately made me think of the largest flower in Create A Smile's Botanical Love. I've been needing to make a get well card for a friend for the past week or so and all the purple made this the perfect card for her.
You know the procedure by now, stamp, mask, color. I did all those things. The original stamp as two lines running through each petal. I wanted the veins to be light like the photo but was too lazy to do all that masking so I just traced over them with my white gel pen. I also added a few more white lines. It doesn't entirely cover the black but I don't think it needs to. I did go back and add a bit more color to blend those lines. The experts say not to do that because the gel pen can damage your copic nib. I believe them but I do it anyway. So far I haven't had an issue but try it at your own risk. The flowers in the photo have centers that a similar colors but I wanted to break up the purple a bit. I used a light green and yellows to compliment the purple pinks.
I did the envelope a bit too just for fun. Now to drop this baby in the mail. I'm terrible at that. :/
Thanks for stopping by!