Tuesday, January 15, 2013

South Dakota Pasque Flower

I have the privelage of showing you a beautiful set illustrated by my CardMarker Blog Teammate Melanie Meunchinger today.  It's especially cool because we lived in South Dakota when we lived in the US, and the sister-in-law I'm sending all these card sets to lives in SD.  So, it's really fun that I can show off the SD State Flower, the Pasque Flower, from Melanie's Stately Flowers 5 set.


I began by stamping the image with Memento Toffee Crunch ink to get that no-line look for colouring.  Then I coloured up the pasque flowers in deep purples shades of Copics.  These flowers have a really textured petal, so I tried to capture that lined look in the colouring.  Then I trimmed them out carefully and used some Ranger Distress ink to age and stamp the background behind the flowers.  


On this card you can see I added texture behind the flower with an embossing folder, and on the other card I added designer paper.  Each it's own look.  A little grossgrain and faceted gems as accent.  

Isn't it a pretty flower?  Its called a Pasque Flower because of the time of the year it blooms, which is right around Easter.  Fun fact that I thought I'd share today!  

Copics:  V01, V05, V06, V09, BG90, BG93, BG96, Y23, Y26, YR24.  

12 comments:

Marisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous flower! Great use of the EF too. Lovely card.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous Chistine.
what a coloring and a stunning color.

greetings karin

Melanie said...

THUD! i will be stamping his in toffee crunch now always! amazing!! Will link you up after our hops done, woweee!

Theresa Momber said...

Double THUD! Gorgeous coloring!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my, the flowers are just Beautiful, you have brought them to life, love the design of your card!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Wowsers Christine! Stunning! Your flowers are pop-off-the-page gorgeous!!!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love that no line stamping for coloring!! I will have to try that technique. Gorgeous cards and such a nice gift!!!

TLady said...

GORGEOUS CREATIONS CHRISTINE!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE how you color your flowers!!!!!!!! They DO look SO REAL!!!!!!!!!!! :) SHE'LL LOOOOOOOOVE THEM!!!!!!!! :)

Joan V said...

Wow, wow, wow. So gorgeous.

Deb said...

Your cards are really beautiful and well constructed. Love, love, love the purples!

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Louise Fox said...

Christine, I agree, this IS exceptional. Great inspiration and I do like the use of a more subtle ink. Great design work! Blessings.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

And I've gotta say THUD too. This coloring is absolutely awesome. I love the way you've finished the card. Thanks so very much for including the Copic colors used. I can see I'm going to have to add some colors to my collection to get anything close to what you've done. Thanks for sharing the fact that it blooms around Easter. It will be beautiful on my Easter Cards.