Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Look how beautiful...

Had to point you towards a gorgeous example for Copic coloring, stamping and card design from the amazingly talented Christine Okken, my new stamping friend and fellow CardMaker blog team member!  I about passed out when I saw how beautifully she colored this Pasque flower from Stately Flowers 5!  While I've used lighter inks to stamp line art for more subtle look, I haven't used this particular color before.  Please see Christine 's blog for full creation details and copic colors! 

I also love the worn, vintage botanical background she stamped with the state and flower names and individual flower petals, it is exactly what I imagined for these flowers when creating the Stately line.  Christine, you are fantastic!!  She really inspired me, and I will be sharing a sample with this wonderful no outline stamping and coloring technique with some more of our Gina K. images this Thursday (and I am just so so excited to share how it turned out!) :)

Some fun hops this week, one with my CardMaker team tomorrow (and a giveaway), as well as something fun and new with our Gina K. Designs illustrating team on Thursday!  Can't wait!

Have a terrific day!


  1. TOTALLY GORGEOUS!!!! OMGOSH I love it!!!

  2. Awesome coloring. The background is gorgeous too.

  3. Beautifully done. Being from South Dakota I know what the real Pasque flowers look like. They are a subtle lavendar color but now and then you will see a darker shade of a purple hue intermixed in...much like this lovely rendition. Many times we roamed our local prairies to pick those blooms in spring.

  4. Just beautiful Melanie! I love the colors you used! Your flower just pops off your card!

  5. Your card reminds me of Spring...and right now that is a treasure! The ribbon is perfect for the card!!!!!!
    Paper Hugs,


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