Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Golden State...


Here is a simple design I made for a friend in California, using the poppy from "Stately Flowers 1". (Incidentally, I would send this to someone in another state just as well even with the California on it, LOL!* I just love the names of things in a design) I just love Pure Luxury Wild Dandelion together with White and Black Onyx! After coloring my poppy with Copics, I used BV31 Pale Lavender to go all around the flower in circles like muted watercoloring and I really like how it turned out! (Purple, complimentary color to yellow, even as light as this, really makes your yellows pop and glow.) I planned to do a coloring tutorial for this one, but I forgot to take photos of a couple of the steps, so I will redo for you! These colors are Y06, Y17, YR68, G12 and G24.

The reason for the triangle in the sketch, I had a scrap I needed to use! It gives the design a lot more interest and energy, though (perhaps suggests a mountain, too?? dunno) I added a teeny bit of black bling and stamped the poppy again in Versamark peeking out under the mat, love this watermarked detail! Card also uses Pure Luxury Grass Green.

Hope your week is off to a terrific start!

*But I do know lots of peeps in CA!!

9 comments:

Melissa Cash said...

You do California proud my friend! This card is a true beauty.

Anonymous said...

You are so funny. A "simple" design. :) The colors are gorgeous. The triangle is very subtle. It's like a photo corner. I like the black "bling". I may have to try some of that. Looking forward to the video.

Shala

MaxineD said...

WOW - this is a stunning card. Love the basic design and the way you have used the colours!!
Blessings
Maxine

richardbreaks said...

This is gorgeous, Melanie. Your artwork gets more and more incredible all the time! I think my favorite part is the versamarked poppy peeking out. Gives a huge amount of depth and really gives your line drawing the attention it deserves.

Mary Friederichsen said...

This is gorgeous Melanie! I love the color combo as well,everything just pops! I am going to have to try the lavendar to highlight as well,I guess I never thought of that. Of course I need to take a class one of these days instead of it just being by trial and error!
Thank you for sharing! Since I live in California,I think I need this set!!
Blessings and Hugs,
Mary

jean w, said...

Love your card!

Brenda said...

Melanie this is so gorgeous and you did a spectacular job with the poppy. I live in California and see them all the time and you rocked the poppy. I have this set on my Xmas wish list, and if I don't get it I will be buying it soon after. LOL

Olga said...

I love this, your coloring is amazing, I ordered this set yesterday and can't wait to get it!!!!

Viv said...

This is sooo pretty, well done :O) Viv xx