I’ve brought some vibrant colour today with a brand new image from Marcy at Power Poppy called Ruffled Wild Orchids! It is a gorgeous new digital image in the Instant Garden, and so very beautiful to colour.
As with most floral images, the first time I colour it, I tend to look up what might be some possibilities first, so I have a good reference point for my colouring. I found a gorgeous Cattleya hybrid orchid that was my jumping off point below.
I just loved how the flower combined deep pinks and bright yellows together in this orchid, and the deep greens of the leaves make for one sunny design!
I also played with a different fold for this one. A bit of a Z fold. All you need to do is take and 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch card base, score and 3 1/2 from both ends and then fold in a Z design (one mountain fold, and the next a valley fold). This forms about a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch completed card.
Details are very simple with patterned paper doing most of the work as well as a little bit of a scalloped edge and some satin ribbon in a bright green.
Here’s a closeup of the colouring where you can see the places I added a BV00 copic to the edges to dull down the depth of the pink and to create some shadowed areas, as well as using a couple of types of green to simulate light and shadow.
Pop on over to the rest of the Instant Garden and Bloom Brigade playing along with some more wildly wonderful Orchids today too!
Christine Okken (you are here)
and Marcy at the Power Poppy Blog