Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Beautiful Orchids



I was so very delighted to see this set from Marcella's hand :)  Orchids are my mom's very favourite flower and Marcy illustrated them SO beautifully,  I think she really captured the delicate design of an orchid.  I know there will be lots of designing with this set in my future.  It's simply stunning!  

I have two cards to show you today, 'cause I just couldn't help myself!  


I colored these delicate orchids with Prismacolors pencils and OMS for blending.  When I looked up these orchids I often found them in this type of color, pink but almost translucent on the petals, so I tried to capture the depth and also softness in them.  

The papers are Memory Box Gossamer which matched perfectly and still have that soft feel. 


Here you can see a little more detailing on the coloring, the gems and silk bow.  

And now for the second card....I thought I'd incorporate April's Kit from Flourishes (that I showed you on Monday) with the other Orchid stamp....



These gorgeous papers just sing to me :)  I watercolored these Orchids with my Derwent watercolor pencils and a little waterbrush, pulling in the yellows, burgundies and greens from the papers.  I used the delicious ribbons, lace and pearls from the kit as accents.  The card is 5.5 x 5.5 inches.  


Isn't that lace just dreamy?  

Here's a look at the kit again, and a link to it in the store


Now you can head over to see the other amazing beauties with this Orchid set on the Design Team.  

Christine Okken  (you are here)

Back tomorrow with some more beautiful Sneak Peeks!  

Remember - before you go...  

You can enter to win this set today at the Flourishes Blog

You can enter to with the whole release by playing in the Pre-Release Spring Has Sprung Color Challenge

You can order the Pre-Release sets today if you already know you're in love!  

26 comments:

Marisa said...

Gorgeous flowers and cards.

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are gorgeous christine.
love the card on the buttom.

greetings karin

petra,s cards said...

good morning i just love your card!!!!! great collouring!!!
love the newe sets!
xx petra

Cheryl said...

Wonderful cards, love these new Orchids. Hugs Cheryl

Karen W said...

Beautiful cards, I especially love the second one and I have those papers, I just ordered the sets

dpkennedy said...

Wow, these are gorgeous Christine! Especially your kit card-it's stunning!

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, Christine, your coloring on these orchids is absolutely stunning!! Beautiful samples for a beautiful new set. :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOWSA! These are GORGEOUS girlie! LOVE your coloring...you totally captured the look of orchids!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

BRAUTIFUL!!~

Jerri Jimenez said...

Both cards are absolutely stunning Christine, the orchids are fabulous!

Tanya said...

Oh these are stunning Christine!

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, I will have to say I love the coloring and the vintage feel of the second one the most, so lovely!

Dawn B. said...

These are so pretty Christine. I have not used my pencils in a long time.. They look great here. Love your work.

Katie Skiff said...

So beautiful!!! Lovely colors!

Leslie Miller said...

Whatever coloring technique you use, it comes out fabulous! I especially love the second card. Your use of color is matchless! Both are just jaw dropping, Christine!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my goodness! These are both so beautiful. Your coloring on both orchid images is stunning.

Barbara said...

Just stunning, Christine! Love the colors--and coloring--on both of them. Absolutely gorgeous!

Mrs Ham said...

Christine yours cards are stunning. I just purchased that kit because of you. You enabler.

Makiko Jones said...

They are absolutely gorgeous Christine!! This is such a beautiful set!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh Christine your coloring on both these are so different and so wonderful. The vibrant purple on the first is fabulous. I really like the two tone on your second... simply beautiful cards.

Betty Wright said...

Both are gorgeous, Christine! However, the varigated coloring in the second is amazing! Beautifully done!

Amanda said...

I love your gorgeous pinks on your first card, it's just the perfect colors :) And I love your second card with all the rich coloring!! A perfect contrasting pair of cards to show!! :)

Crystal said...

WOW WOW WOW Christine all of these are totally gorgeous, you coloring skills are amazing, and your layouts are FABULOUS!!!!!!

Yogi said...

beautiful cards. Love the orchid stamps

Julie Koerber said...

Wow.... this is just an absolutely stunning pair. Your coloring just knocks my socks off every time!

Diane said...

Gorgeous~gorgeous!!