Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Easy Breezy Pink Iris

Good morning! Today's card is one I made for a challenge on the Fourishes blog to make an easy breezy 10 minute card. Yikes! I almost passed on this challenge, but then I decided to give it a try. I had it all planned out in my head before I started, and hopefully planning didn't count as part of our 10 minutes, because I went way over that, just thinking about this challenge. LOL.

I decided to pick out a big image and use only a few Copic colors, to cut down on coloring time and, alas, no sponging. Here are the details...

I started by coloring the big flower from Siberian Iris with R20. You can see I was pretty careless with my coloring by all the streaks. LOL

Then I put YR02 in the centers and edges of the petals.

Quickly blended with R20 and then used my coloress blender to create some highlights.

For the greenery, I used YG03, YG93 and YG95.

To assemble the card, I cut out the image. I didn't have time to cut out the negative spaces in the greenery, so I just colored it in. The top layers were cut with nestabilities. I used my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder on the top layer.

For the lower layers, I used my Cuttlebug folder, Perfectly Paisley and some of Emily Giovanni's digital paper. The white layers are Pure Luxury White and the pink is SU Regal Rose.

Whew! That was a tough challenge. My heat was pounding trying to work that fast. Now I need a nap.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

19 comments:

Jennie said...

Theresa, this is gorgeous and great job getting it done in 10 minutes. You are one fast stamper :o) Beautiful coloring!

Becky said...

Theresa this is gorgeous, your coloring just pops off the paper.

Gidget-Trish said...

10 minutes???? Yikes! No wonder your heart was pounding. Great job!!!!
Trish

Sue said...

Oh my that would have taken me for ages, stunning card as always hun, beautiful creation, sue.x

craftimamma said...

Wow Theresa, I wouldn't have even got the image cut out in 10 minutes. Even thinking about it makes my heart pound. Wonderful result though.

Wonder if that counts as vascular exercise, Lol!

Lesley Xx

Shirley said...

That is beyond gorgeous, Theresa! A quick card for me is at least 2 hours. LOLOLOL

catdidit said...

Ok, so you did this in 10 minutes? OMG...it gorgeous!! Even your 10 min. coloring rocks!

Tonya said...

Gorgeous, as always hon!!

Elena said...

Iris is so gorgeous! I can't believe you made this card in 10 minutes! It is a real beauty! I love the digi paper you used and CB embossing! Very nice texture!

Tina Gilliland said...

How very pretty!!! Great job! Ten minutes??? You can easily do a card a night with that challenge. LOL

Donna said...

This is so beautiful, Theresa! You amaze me every time I see one of your projects. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I am so honored that you visited. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Claudia V said...

Gorgeous card! Wow, I NEVER would have guessed 10 minutes! You are so amazingly talented!

6 wacky women said...

So beautiful, Theresa.
Your coloring is awesome, love your fab details too.

Karen x

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

SERIOUSLY?????????? I mean REALLY??????? 10 minutes???? OMGosh......I bow down to you!!!!! This is just phenomenal!!!! It takes me waaaaaaay longer to even try coloring my images!!! LOL

Cathy said...

As always you simply amaze me. If I had all the parts already cut out I couldn't assemble the card in ten minutes. Did you have a witness?!? :) You know I am just foolin--- It is BEAUTIFUL!

Stampin' Pam said...

Your post today really cracked me up! 10 minutes - but NO sponging! Even trying to COLOR the image in 10 minutes would be a challenge for me. SUper job - as usual Theresa!

Deb Neerman said...

Beautiful! Even without the sponging, lolol!

LOVE the texture you created ... lots of depth and richness and no one would ever know you whipped it up in 10 minutes!!!

Shirley said...

Gorgeous, Theresa! Love your backgrounds too!

lisa808 said...

10 minutes! It would have taken me 10 hours and still not been half as good.

This is so pretty and feminine. A lovely card.