Power Poppy tulips

My mum loves tulips. So when she had her birthday this week I really wanted to make a card with tulips on. I found a beautiful stamp at Power Poppy and it suited me perfectly.

I wanted to keep the flowers completely in focus so I made a very simple card to go with it, where I made the sentiment myself.

Here is another photo as well

Copics used: (green) YG01, YG13, YG63, YG67, G99 (red) R22, R24, R27, R59, R89, (yellow) Y13, Y19, YR15, E08, (pink) RV17, RV52, RV55, RV66, (purple) V09, V12, V15, V17, (shadow) W0, W1, W3, W5, W7

This card has been entered into the following challenge:

Copic Marker Sverige – LΓ€ngtan efter vΓ₯ren

Thank you so much!

Tulipa

New year, new cards. This is the second one I have made this year. (I will put up the other one later in the week.) There is a design team call going over at Art by Mi Ran. I had decided against entering as the entries they have so really quite good, but when I woke up this morning I thought ‘meh, why not’. It was an excellent excuse to colouring up an image instead of doing other stuff this morning anyway!

One of the things I wish to work on this year is my colouring. I feel I am improving, but it’s going to take a lot of practice to get anywhere near as good as I’d like, heh. I am still going through the skin and hair class over at Kit and Clowder, and it is just great! I hope to find enough time to finish that classes this month! (And maybe start on the clothing one after..)

I have, obviously, used an Art by Mi Ran image, it is called Tulipa. I have coloured it in with copics, but instead of using black and grey for the hair I have used the BV20s. The pink paper I have used is from a Tim Holtz pad (hey, at least I remembered one of them!) and the blue was some left over paper I had that seemed to fit perfectly. I have used distress ink on the base of the card and butterflies by Noor Design. All the flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts, as always. The sentiment is a Lili of the Valley stamp.

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As I changed my mind and decided to enter in said DT call, I guess I should provide some additional half useful information! The reason I decided to apply is that I love Mi Ran’s images, they are so very pretty! As you can see from the art I have used on the cards in this post, I am particularly fond of the cropped images.They are also a bit challenging to colour, at least for me, and therefore an excellent way to practice getting better, I think. I would love to show off these lovely images as a part of their team. As I am not on any design teams at present I would be able to fully devote my spare time to this design team. Here are a couple of other cards I have made with Mi Ran’s images, one of which I entered in their challenges and won a guest design spot, and the other I made for said guest spot. (Both cards are linked to their own posts.)

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I have also entered it into the Art by Mi Ran facebook challenge.

Bunny tulips

A couple of different bits of paper were used to make this card, and as usual I do not remember where they are from. The inside keeps with the square theme of the front as well. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, as is the ribbon and bows. Lili of the Valley has made the pre coloured image which I have used pink distress ink on. I made the branches with a Martha Stewart puncher and the oval and scalloped oval with spellbinder dies.

This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Wild Orchid Challenges – Pink and Cream
Allsorts – Animals
Crafty Catz – Dies and punches

Country bliss

Mother’s day is coming up, or so I’ve heard. Our mother’s day was a month ago so it’s already been and gone. I’ve seen a lot of challenges with a mother’s day theme, so I thought I would enter. Conveniently, mom’s birthday was last week, and of course she had to have a card! I wanted to make her something different and decided on a country themed card with red. Red was a must for this card. Here is what I came up with:

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