Thursday, February 16, 2012

Forget-me-not (You didn't!)

Good morning! I am finally getting around to sharing a card I made with some Forget-me-nots I'd colored from my new Stately Flowers 3 set a few weeks ago. I really wanted to wait until I got some new Spellbinders dies on my list to create a real impact on the design, and I am SO glad I waited! :) These are the first time for me to use the Lattice Rectangles (oh, how I love this set!!) Labels 20, Shadow Flowers (these stems will be the perfect "flourishes" with ALL my flower images! Like tucking little pressed flowers under my mats, isn't that delicate die cutting so lovely?) and the new Bitty Blossoms. You've seen me use these Petite Ovals a bazillion times, my "go to" for small sentiments! the latticed and rolled blossom are cut from Pure Luxury Little Boy Blue and layered over Vibrant Violet, stem is from Grass Green and tag is Lovely Lavender.
The Copics I used to color the flowers are B63, BV02, B66 (lightest to darkest on flowers, see how I just trace the lines in the image in the middles of the petals with the darker color to create the folds and trace the undersides to cast shadows fro the petals above?) Y17 for middles, and YG11 and G07 on the stems and seeds. There is so much shading on the stem in the image already you really don't even need to different shades, saves a lot of time! Looking at the closeup, I realize now I forgot to create a shadow around the flowers (oops! Oh well!) I also skipped sponging into my label die, keeping this card clean and bright. Finishing touches are just some tiny adhesive pearls to the corner and center of rolled flower.

Hope this inspires! Thank you for visiting today! Be sure you have entered my Spellbinders blog candy from Tuesday's post (scroll down), I will announce a winner tomorrow!

22 comments:

Carla S. said...

This is stunning, Melanie! Awesome coloring and design!

Michelle said...

So very pretty!

alex said...

Such a beautiful card, your colouring makes the flowers look so real, you are so talented :-)

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is gorgeous and I agree, that is a super Spellbinder die you used for the card. I might have to look into that too.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card and colors. I've had my eye on that set of dies too.

Judy I said...

Beautiful! Thanks for providing the great details and Copics use.

Anonymous said...

Such a great card...love the colors...and lovely blog candy too...wow!!!
Denise Trottier

Patti J said...

Another masterpiece by Melanie! Wow, what a gorgeous card. Love the colors, and that Spellbinder die is awesome - thanks for sharing!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Beautiful! I used the lacy rectangle on my post today, as well! It's a great die!

Joyce T. said...

this is awesome Melanie! Love it!!

Darla said...

Stunning!!! I just love how this one turned out. TFS!!

Laurie said...

Whoa! What a gorgeous card. The colors are so vibrant and the forget-me-nots are beautiful.

Lynn B. said...

Gorgeous card, Mel! And I love the post about your son decorating his b-day cake. What a cutie! Artistic talent obviously runs in the family. I'm SO glad your blog is back! I'm going to sign up to receive it by e-mail everyday. Does that count toward your Nesty give away? If not, that's okay. I really want to receive your blog even if it doesn't count. :-)

Kris said...

So pretty Melanie! I love that spellbinders lattice rectangle too!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Just stunning!
Love the color and design

Ravengirl said...

This is so pretty! I love how you have all those dies working together here!

Cheryl Winget said...

So very lovely! The diecuts you chose to show off your unmatched coloring skills are perfect!

Jan said...

Oh my you have out done yourself. This card is so beautiful and the coloring on the flowers is perfect. Hope some day I can do half as good. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work of art.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous, love the design & colors!

Anonymous said...

This card is BEEE-U-TEEE-FUL!!!!
Have missed you - sooo glad you are back.
Jean McGee
PS The two words I had to type were sooo blurry I hope I got them right.

Carolyn King said...

Totally inspiring, as always!!

Joan V said...

Hi Melanie, just playing catch up with all your posts. Wow, this is pretty. I love the lattice rectangles. Such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.