It’s the last day of the month which means it’s time for a new challenge at Creatalicious! This time our anything goes challenge has an optional twist of girly, and I used a digi stamp from our sponsor to create my card. The sponsor is Lacy Sunshine, who are providing a prize of 3 digis to one lucky winner.
I started by printing out the digi, which is called Rory’s Orchids, onto some alcohol marker friendly paper. I then coloured the image in using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and Yosoo alcohol markers.
Though I started by colouring the girl’s skin, I actually ended up colouring the flowers before moving on to much of the rest of the card. After looking up pictures of orchids online I decided to go for yellow flowers with pink centres. I then used those colours as a starting point for the rest of the colouring.
I used the same pink tones to colour the girls dress, and gave her dark brown hair to contrast with the dress and flowers. I went for a lighter brown for the log so as not to overpower the card with dark brown. I used light yellow greens for the flower stems and leaves, but darker greens for the moss and grass. I kept her trousers white with just a little grey shading to avoid bringing any more colours in.
Once all the colouring was completed I added my sentiment. I used a sentiment from the Creative Expressions’ John Lockwood Lily Of The Valley Elements stamp set.
I’m quite happy with this card. The colouring turned out really well, and I think the image stands up on it’s own beautifully for this CAS card. I could have played around and added more details, but for my style I decided letting the image speak for itself was the best way to go.
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Allsorts Challenge – Something Beginning With B (blooms, brunette)
Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes and Optional: Girly
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday – In My Garden
Sweet Stampin’ – Spring
Check out what the rest of the DT made:
Charlotte (that’s me!)