26 April 2016

Dahlias

Hello there, today I have a card to share that was a little out of my comfort zone. I am used to colouring images with a very blended look but having seen lots of Marika Rahtu's work with colour pencils, I decided to give this look a go.


I started off by stamping the WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquets: Dahlias stamp set on to a panel of white cardstock, using MFT Pink lemonade Hybrid ink. I then added a light layer of colour to the image using Copic Markers. I then went in with Polychromos coloured pencils to add in the detail.

 
The panel was added to a white A2 card base with foam sheet. I then stamped the sentiment, from the WPlus9 That Is All stamp set, on to some more white cardstock. This was cut out and added to the panel with thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a few sequins.


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COPIC MARKERS: Dahlias - R32, R21, R00. Other flower - RV69, RV19, RV66, RV63. Leaves - YG95, YG93, YG91.
 
POLYCHROMOS: Dahlias - Dark Red 225, Rose Carmine 124, Medium Flesh 131, Light Flesh 132.  Other flowers - Magenta 133, Middle Purple Pink 125, Pink Madder Lake 129. Leaves - Chromium Green Opaque 174, Earth Green Yellowish 168, Light Green 171.

I am pleased with how this turned out but I am not sure it is my style. I will definitely try this look again though. Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you are having a great week so far.

34 comments:

  1. I had to chuckle when you referenced Marika – it seems that she has us all in awe of her skills, and we are all trying to emulate her. Your project is gorgeous – I love the fine detail you've added with the pencils and how you enhanced the shadows around the petals to make them stand apart. Very beautiful!

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  2. Wow Michelle, just 'wow'! This is absolutely stunning, amazing, knock-out!

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  3. Wow! This is stunning and so so pretty xxx

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  4. You may have felt out of your comfort zone, but it sure doesn't look like it! It's stunning! Dotty xx

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  5. Stunning card Michelle. Your colouring is amazing x x

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  6. such a gorgeous creation sweetie hugs Pops x

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  7. Michelle this is FABulous and I am too in awe of Marika's awesome colouring techniques. You've certainly rocked it here! Love it and would LOVE to see a video of your method too - if you have chance of course. Hugs x

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  8. Wow!! You you definitely do this again & again - AWESOME work!!!!

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  9. This really is a WOW card and the colouring is amazing.

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  10. Oh my gosh, you have to go out of your comfort zone more often. This is absolutely stunning! I adore Marika's work too, but when I copy it, it never looks as good as this! Simply astonishing. More like this please - if only to inspire me to try again! Xx

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  11. WOW!! You have done Marika proud! Bring on that video! Have a lovely day Michelle! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  12. Gorgeous work Michelle!! TFS

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  13. Oh, Michelle, your card and coloring are AWESOME! I think you can claim this as IN your comfort zone now for sure!

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  14. Your colouring a amazing Michelle such a beatiful card...I think a video of how you coloured this would be fantastic?

    Anne

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  15. Wonderful coloring...I'd say stay out of your comfort zone, amazing things happen: )

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  16. Hi Michelle
    Stunning card... Amazing colouring... Love it...
    Well Done...
    Hugs zsylvie x

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  17. What a beautiful card and amazing colouring, Jx

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  18. Beautiful! I admire your colourung abilities!

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  19. Wow Michelle! This is just stunning!

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  20. Beautiful! Very beautiful Michelle !

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  21. What a gorgeous card! Your colouring is outstanding Michelle! SO beautiful!

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  22. Your card is so beautiful!!! It may be out of your comfort zone but you definitely nail it!!!!

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  23. Wow Michelle you've done a fabulous job. A gorgeous card x

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  24. I am picking my chin up from the floor Michelle - the colouring on this card is simply awesome! Love it. x

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  25. Hi Michelle
    I'd love to see a video of your technique, too, as this just amazing!
    Helen
    x

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  26. Forgetting my manners - please:-)

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  27. This card is absolutely gorgeous! Top notch colouring Michelle! x

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  28. This is absolutely stunning, Michelle!!! A true work of art!

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  29. This is a beautiful card!

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