Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tulips: Coloring the negative space

Hello there! I hope you are having a good week so far. We've had some crazy weather here in NJ the past two days.  Yesterday, it was 19 degrees when I got in the car to go to work, and today, it was in the upper 50s, with torrential rain and wind. Totally weird!

I'm popping in to share a card I made several months ago - back in the fall, actually. It's a thank-you card for someone lovely, who did such a kind thing for me. The gesture humbled me, and I made this card to express my gratitude.  

I used a tulip stamp from Dynamic Duos: Peonies & Tulips by Power Poppy, and stamped it multiple times to fill in the blank spaces of a cream-colored cardstock panel. Then, I used a W3 Copic marker and filled in all the negative space between the flowers. (Ahem, this was when I noticed that my marker was running dry, and had to order a Copic refill--my very first.  Sandy Allnock has a helpful tutorial for refilling markers.)

After all that coloring, I didn't want to cover it up much.  Just a bit of Venise lace, topped with a Colleen Bow in black, and a little sentiment were the only things I added.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by.  Be a blessing to someone today!

Stamps: Dynamic Duos: Peonies & Tulips - Power Poppy Paper: Vintage Cream, True Black, white - Papertrey Ink Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Fibers: Venise lace - eBay; black seam binding - Hug Snug - The Zipper Stop Accessories & Tools: Tiny Tags die - Papertrey Ink; pearls; Copic marker


Samra said...

What a gorgeous card my dear!!! Simply stunningly breathtaking! Love it!!!!


Sathya said...

Always love ur color choice. Such a beautiful card it is!!! All ur cards are so elegant and dainty!

~Tammy~ said...


Lisa Elton said...

Elegant, gorgeous and oh so fabulous Colleen!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, so pretty! What a neat idea. Makes a beautiful, elegant background.

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