Sunday, July 19, 2009

Blue Iris

Good morning! It's Sunday and that means it is my third week as the Limelight Designer at Flourishes. Hop on over for a look at another Flourishes project and if you missed last week (I forgot to blog about it), you can find it here.

My card today is for the Botanical Challenge at the Copic Creations Blog. I used the Siberian Iris set from Flourishes to make my card.

Here are the details...

I started by coloring the deepest parts of the flower with my Y17 Copic marker.

I blended out from there in small circles, using Y11.

Next, I went over all the petals with B41, going right up to where the pale yellow stopped. I used my palest yellow and palest blue and was able to get a pretty seamless transition.

Then I added B24 to the outer edges of the petals.

Used BV13 to blend in from the dark blue, working in small circles.

Then I added BV11 working in from the BV13.

Finally, I added V12, working nearly to the yellow, and finished by using my blender pen on the lightest areas to add just a bit more dimension.

On the leaves and stem, I used YG03 and YG05.

Then added YG95 for some shadows.

I cut the rectangular panel using Nestabilities, then sponged Ballet Blue around the edges.

Then sponged Lavender Lace. After sponging, I used my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder to dry emboss the dots.

I layered with Pure Luxury Black card stock and digital papers from Jersey Shore (free at StampTV) and used a Bashful Blue (SU) card base. The sentiment is from Sweet Violets, and was cut out using my SU Word Window punch.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

21 comments:

6 wacky women said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Theresa.
Your work is amazing!!

Karen x

Helena said...

WOW that is gorgeous. Thank you so much for the step-by-steps, too.

buggin2stamp said...

Your flowers and layout are stunning.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Gorgeous! Love the mix of copic colors on that iris! So glad you joined us in the copic creations challenge!! :)

Silke said...

DROP DEAD GORGEOUS - Theresa!!! Your coloring is amazing!!! Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

"Tillymint" said...

Beautiful card - your step by step colouring instructions are fantastic - I WILL take the time to sit and play one day!!!TFS

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Your card is STUNNING......OMG ... absolutely gorgeous. TFS

Vicki - vdutchr said...

FABULOUS! Love the Gina K paper with this! Meant for each other! LOL.

Betty Meyskens said...

Your card is beautiful - I love that you show step by step how you coloured the flower. It makes it a lot easier for those of us learning to use Copics. I will definitely try this.

Tracey said...

This is a stunning card Theresa!!

Stampin' Pam said...

*sigh* beautiful Theresa! Or no, maybe gorgeous is a better word - wait - how about STUNNING!?! Whatever way you call it - it is fabulous.

Betty Benton said...

Excellent work Theresa! Love the light colors and your flowers are so beautiful.

catdidit said...

What beautiful colors you used on that iris! LOVE it Theresa! Awesome bow too!

Anonymous said...

Another beauty. Thank you so
much for the step by step
coloring. It is appreciated so
much.
Gladys R.

Tina Gilliland said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh Truly one of my favs!!! I LOVE IT!!!!

Deb Neerman said...

Beautiful!

Risa said...

What a beautiful card Theresa! Your coloring and detailing are awesome!
hugs
Risa:)

Elena said...

Your coloring and sponging are gorgeous! Fabulous card!

Jane Wetzel said...

Girl..u r sooo talented..be still my heart..this is LOVELY..

Cindy E. said...

Theresa, this is just beautiful. Your coloring is perfection. Thank you for sharing how you did it!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Theresa, this is stunning! This is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing in our CC Botanicals challenge.