Friday, October 31, 2008

Sunny Simplicity

This was a very simple card, but I love how the simplicity of the rest of the card makes the sunflower go "BAM!" I stamped it in Basic Brown in the middle of an "Alli medallion", then colored with my peerless watercolors. Sorry, no step by step pics when I colored this one, (I'll do another) but I went over the whole thing with Brillant Yellow, then dabbed in Orange Yellow to the back row of petal and the top row, close to the center, then pulling out toward the edge to blend. Both browns in the pad were used for the middle, and I concentrated my darker color to the lower left. For a shadow casting off the flower's center, I added just a bit of green around the left side, then outlined the whole flower with my Prismacolor Warm Grey 20% marker. I love that tiny bit of Leafy Branch at the bottom, and the tied olive ribbon just screams big old leafy stem!

Happy Halloween! (yesterday was crazy and I did NOT get our Halloween favors photographed; that's okay, we had fun making them , but they weren't going to win any prizes!) Be safe tonight!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

another winning flower for all times! great coloring.
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Jessie/knightrone said...

Love this Melanie!! So pretty!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh it absolutely POPS and I love the elegant leaf embossing in the corner!!!

Amy Johnson said...

This is so pretty, your right, the sunflower really pops against the white. I love the ribbon treatment and the cb ef too. Great job!

Clearly Inspired said...

Wow! I love the simplicity of this card! BEAUTIFUL!

Sandy Knecht said...

Very nice card. I like the clean crisp look. Well done!

Bee said...

Love this, somehow the simpler cards are often the more stunning ones.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Stunningly gorgeous. What a beautifully understated, but yet elegant card. You're creativity is AMAZING!

Anita said...

I love the simplicity of the card. I agree it makes the flower pop.

catdidit said...

Beautiful Mel! Love how you colored the sunflower.

LadyDoc said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!

Erin... said...

So beautiful, love the embossing:)

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

SO gorgeous! I love the colour against the white, so fresh & lovely and the ribbon. Yummy! :O)

colourdujour said...

sweet card...I like simple the best!

Shirley said...

This is simply stunning! How rich and regal your flower is!

Julie (Joypup on SCS) said...

Love this card -- how did you do the leaf embossing in the corner? I am just getting a big shot and don't know a thing about embossing using it! Thanks!