Monday, May 21, 2012

Timeless Tuesday: Flowers

Good Morning! It's great to see you back! It's time for Flourishes weekly Timeless Tuesday Challenge! Don't they just sneak up on you? I remember when I was playing along, I would barely squeak out a card and it would be time for another TT challenge! :)
This week Beate is challenging us to celebrate spring and create a card or project that uses Flowers! 

I know when I saw that challenge my mind started buzzing with ideas! I could cut this or color that, or make this look 3D or use that stamp, ect. But I wanted to further challenge myself like never before. I chose to create a card that was a CAS (Clean-And-Simple) card that was "flat fronted" and if you know my cards by now, I love to cut my images out and pop them up in 3D fashion. I also decided to use only Copic markers, instead of my usual watercolors. I am very new to Copics and don't know how to shade or use them so I am definitely out of my comfort zone, there! No water to save me if I make a mistake on paper! :)

I chose to use a Kraft paper background, also something I generally do not work with. But it really pops the Flourishes "Classic White" paper off of it very well, making it look clean and crisp. I used Flourishes "Hello Hyacinth" stamped in Memento "Rich Cocoa" ink. I colored it in with Copic Sketch Markers and finished by putting silver pearls in the flower centers. I used the following Copic Sketch Marker families:

* Note: I used only a few from each family, not All of the markers from each, maybe only one or two.

Please visit the rest of the team to gather more Flourishes inspirations.

 Marie Oberg - May's Guest Designer

Thank you for visiting and please have a great day!

~ Amanda


  1. Amanda,
    I love the image you chose and I love your coloring and card.
    Hugs and smiles

  2. Your card is beautiful! Good job with the coloring.

  3. This is so beautiful Amanda! I love your coloring and simplicity. I almost chose this set for the challenge ;)

  4. Great card Amanda, and your coloring is lovely!

  5. Oh my what a fantastic color palette you used. So soft yet stunning, Amanda. Love the scalloped edge, very eye catching.

  6. What a fabulous CAS beauty! Your coloring looks great. :)


  7. The is wonderful and oh so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Jan Marie

  8. Beautiful C&S Amanda!! I find them hard to do and you did a fab job :) I really like your blog heading and side!

  9. Love your card, Amanda! It's just beautiful!

  10. Beautiful Amanda! The soft coloring with the kraft paper is so beautiful. Love the pearl accents.

  11. So pretty! I love the image and coloring you did. I love the shape of the mat you did and the use of the pearls...!

  12. WOWZER Amanda...I love your gorgeous CAS card! Just perfect! Hugs ~S~


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