We have another gorgeous Friday in my world. We’ve seen beautiful warm fall days with lots of sunshine this week and though my spring and summer flowers are winding down, this little gem we’re celebrating today is blooming beautifully! It’s Black-Eyed Susan time! Marcy has illustrated another gorgeous prairie flower in digital form that also celebrates a bit of a Fall Sale (more on that later)!
Though I have the yellow variety of Black-Eyed Susans growing in my flower bed, I looked up what possible other colours these pretty blooms might come in and I found a lovely variety called Cappucino (pictured below) that has more orange and rust in the tones so I thought that this type would be fun to colour up (and it was)! Marcy captured them so beautifully!
I printed the image onto XPress it Blending card stock in a soft rust colour for a no-line look.
(picture source) (aren’t they lovely? I like that the colour is quite veiny too, gives you lots of ways to interpret the colouring)
Really simple accents complete the design. I went with a couple of blue buttons as I had given the background a soft blue hue. A little vellum strip behind the image grounds the image subtly.
Copics used: Petals: YR31, YR12, YR14, YR16, E07, E08, E09; Centers: E44, E49, YR31; Leaves: G82, G85, G99, YG91, highlights on leaves - BG90 and G20; Shadows: BV00, BV01; Sky B0000, B000
Now I thought I’d show you the black-eyed susans I have in one of my flower beds. They’re so pretty right now! Those flower centers are amazingly intricate and the petals really have that skinny-spindly look that keeps them light and airy. They are sweet and elegant alone or all in a bunch! You know what’s funny? I don’t actually remember planting them. As they were coming up in the summer I thought....hmm are those dahlias? Then as the flowers started to unfurl I was so happily surprised that I had somehow planted them last summer or fall. They sit where my tulips come up earlier in the spring, so I love how they fill in the space as summer goes on.
Just so pretty and cheerful! Like little bunches of sunshine.
Now for the fun fall SALE news!
Here are the details from Marcy:
Christine Okken (you are here)