Friday, October 7, 2016

The Flower Challenge

Hello everyone!

Today I have three cards to share with you. Recently one of my lovely crafty friends, Aileen Ryan from Colour and Sparkle has started a brand new challenge, The Flower Challenge, which is dedicated to all things floral. And yes, I didn't want to miss this :)! And now I should choose one for the challenge, as I ended up with three floral cards :)!

I used Coordinating Outlines stamp of the Fresh Cut Garden Roses stamp set from The Ton to make the rose bouquet for my cards.


For my first card I used a well-known color combo: pink and gray. I wanted to achieve a no-line colored look. So I stamped the roses in Rose Quartz dye ink, a very soft pink and the leaves using Hampton White Pigment ink (some leaves show light green shade from the ink I previously used on the stamps) on a gray cardstock. I then started coloring using Polychromos pencils. I let the leaves uncolored. Instead of that I colored the outer area in gray. 


The sentiment is from the same set. I stamped it in Hollywood Star and Plum Wine for an ombre look and heat embossed the uppper part using silver glitter EP. I then added a thin strip of silver adhesive glitter paper. The sequins are from I deream in Peach, Purple Ballgown Couture Mix and Glass Slippers sequins. 


Now to my second card!


 Here I stamped the leaves in solid form from the Fresh Cut Garden Roses (layering) stamp set in Hampton White Pigment ink and added a little bit of green on them. I used soft pink cardstock and colored the flowers also in pink. I then added some Hampton White Pigment ink on the upper left area to tone down the pink.


 For the sentiment I inlaid the die cut happy from Birthday word dies, the upper half of which I blenden with Hollywood Star dye ink. For Birthday I heat embossed a lable from the Basic Labels set from The Ton on the same soft pink cardstock, fussy cut and adhered next to happy. To finish off I scattered a few sequins.


For my last card I colored the rose bouquet in yellow-orange. I decided to use one of the beautiful watercolor background panel by EunJi Jung as the backdrop for the rose bouquet. So I fussy cut the flowers and added it on the panel flat in upper part and using foam tape in bottom part.
The sentiment is from the Timeless Icons Sentiment stamp from The Ton. I stamped it in Noir dye ink.
I let this card without any embellishment.


I will enter the first card into The Flower Challenge #1: Anything Goes and the second card into Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes.


Thank you all for stopping by!!! 
Have a beautiful weekend!!! 

20 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

Very pretty! I love the color combos, but especially the last one. I love orange flowers and I also just like the smokey grey background.

Betty Keefe said...

all three are gorgeous TaeEun - i really like the 3rd one with the brilliant colors and the black accent!

Pat said...

Three gorgeous flower cards TaeEun I love the colours you have used especially those spectacular orange roses against the dark background. Your colouring is absolutely fabulous! x

I Card Everyone said...

All three gorgeous, TaeEun! OH do I love your style! xx
=]

Bobby said...

You, my friend, are one talented colorist. Those roses are gorgeous no matter the color.

Aileen Ryan said...

TaeEun what an amazing collection, these roses are stunning in the way you have coloured them. I could quite happily from that stunning orange bunch of roses. Then the purple and pink ohhh your pencil colouring is mind blowing. What a talent you have.

Maria A. said...

Hello TaeEun: Oh my goodness!! I can't pick a favorite, all three cards are stunning!!! This The Ton set is just fabulous to create this lovely bouquets, beautifully colored, the strokes of the pencils make each petal look real.
Thank you for sharing with us at the very first The Flower Challenge, we hope you come back to the gallery often.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Susi K. said...

I couldn't pick a favourite if I tried! All 3 of these cards are just stunning, TaeEun. Your colouring is just magnificent in each and every one of them!

Viv said...

What beautiful cards you made TaeEun! such gorgeous flowers too and so beautifully coloured.Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Ashwini Rao said...

Oh, wow, what stunners!! I am fawning all over the coloring!! I am super inspired!!

Nancy said...

WOW! You have so much talent! I love these cards!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, TaeEun! You have really out-done yourself with these GORGEOUS cards!!! They are all so beautiful that I can't even pick a favorite...Absolutely STUNNING!!!

Ruth said...

This is just stunning! I'm new to you on Instagram and am blown away by your ability to make beautiful floral cards. I love the colour combination and so glad you entered it into our first challenge. Xx

papierelle said...

Drei wunderschöne Karten, aber die dritte ist der Hammer, die Farben so knallig und der Hintergrund sehr schön gestaltet!!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow! All 3 of these are gorgeous!!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the birthday Anything Goes challenge!
Sherrie K
STB~Guest Designer

Shona Chambers said...

So excited to see you at The Flower Challenge, especially with this beauty of a card (amongst the other two stunning designs). I've always been in awe of your colouring skills and you've blown me away with the detail on these three cards. Thank you so much for joining us and I hope you come back again to The Flower Challenge!!!

Karren said...

Stunning cards! Beautiful image and a fabulous final result! Once again, fabulous service and product. Thanks!

Leslie Miller said...

Gorgeous roses! Your coloring is incredible and I love them all!

Glenda J said...

These are both so beautiful! Love the bold colours on these elegant cards.
Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous coloring. Stunning flowers.