Monday, March 4, 2019

The Flower Challenge #30 - Anything Goes

Hello crafty friends! 

Today a new challenge has started at The Flower Challenge blog! For the month of March we have a ANYTHING GOES challenge! YAY!!! But please don't forget to use your Florals as always and as the MAIN feature on your card! 

I enjoyed The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge hosted by amazing Kathy Racoosin in February. I couldn't participate everyday but tried to color something as often as I could. 
Today's cards are results of my trial to draw and color something during The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge .

As I was searching for some pretty floral images to use as references, beautiful floral hats caught my eye and I decided to sketch a few of them. So I sketched some hats digitally and printed them on Neenah solar white cardstock. If you follow me on Instagram, maybe you have seen these hats there :). 

I colored this hat with a wide brim in black and white. I thought the floral image on this hat must be bold red! First I colored the image using Copic markers and then added more details and shading using Polychromos colored pecils. I highlighted the petals with a white gel pen and fussy cut the hat.

The background image is Folk Art Florals background stamp by The Ton. I white heat embossed it on a watercolor paper panel and colored it loosely using red and yellow Color Burst powders. After the panel was dry I cut it with a Double Stitched Rectangle die and adhered it on a white cardbase.

The hat was foam mounted onto the background panel. The sentiment from Magnificent Magnolias set was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock and added on the card using some foam adhesives. To finish off the card I added clear glitter on the floral cluster on the hat using a clear glitter pen and adhered a few red rhinestones.

The second hat was integrated into a scene.

I colored this hat using Copic markers first and then with Polychromos colored pencils. After the hat was done I started drawing the scene using Copic markers. It turned out okay, even if it's not in a 3D look as I wanted :) .  I splattered opaque white ink on the panel and let it dry.

I cut the panel using a Double Stitched Rectangle die and foam mounted it on a white cardbase. 
I used the same sentiment like the first one, white heat embossed on some gray cardstock. Some clear, yellow and light blue sequins were my finishing touch.

Thank you so much for looking my cards!
Please stop by The Flower Challenge blog for more inspiration from my lovely team mates.
Hope to see your projects in our gallery!

I want to enter my first card into Time Out Challenge #130 with the theme UNIQUE.  I think it is unique as I sketched the hat by myself !

Have a great day!



Maria Rodriguez. said...

What an absolutely gorgeous pair of hats!!!, both amazing and totally unique.
The black and white with the red roses is just so elegant, I don't know where one would wear it, maybe for a Summer Wedding?
The pink hat I would totally wear to the beach or a picnic, you created the perfect grassy meadow, with the tiny flowers and fresh grass.
Beautiful cards teammate.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing this great post.This is so nice.
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Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS hats, Tae Eun! I'm so impressed with your beautiful sketches and coloring, and how you created such lovely scenes for your backgrounds! Really stunning cards!

Bobby said...

Your hats are spectacular, TaeEun. The fact that you drew them is special and the backgrounds you placed them on are wonderful.

ElizStewart said... loving your beautiful hats in your "unique" card. Thanks so much for joining TIME OUT this week!

Aileen said...

Ohh wow sweetie what an amazing card, that bold hat with the vibrant flowers then that wonderful soft background wash, just perfect.

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautifully done
x Karen

Ericka Strange said...

WOW! These cards are gorgous and I love the gorgeous hats you created. The first one is so classic and your coloring adds so much texture to the hat. The background colors are a perfect complement. The second hat is amazing and the scene you created is fantastic. Great job!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

What gorgeous hats! Such incredible drawing and coloring. Your backgrounds are also just amazing. Your Time Out entry is just breathtaking. I love the black hat against that embossed and watercolored background. A true work of art, TaeEun! Thanks for playing with us at Time Out!

Angela said...

Wow both cards are really beautiful, love these hats.

Viv said...

Two fabulous hats and flowers and cards TaeEun!love the little scenes you created here too, just fabulous ;) hugs Viv xx

stampingbowd said...

Wow! Both hats are colored to perfection!! Stunning cards!! I spotted the first card when I entered the Flower Challenge! So glad I stopped by!

Michelle W said...

Stunning cards TaeEun!