Rainbow Roses

Hello crafty friends. I’m sitting here wondering about you. Are you in Summer? Winter? Are you safe? How are you coping with all the changes in our world?

I’m sharing a card with you today that has actually taken me about a month to make, because I have coloured it over many many Zoom calls. Other than my family, I’ve only met with four other people since the end of February. Luckily I quite like my family!

To start with, I stamped this image onto Neenah Desert Storm cardstock with Ink on 3’s Fadeout ink. Any pale ink would do. Another popular choice for no line colouring is Distress Ink in Antique Linen. The stamp I’ve used is called Ella’s Garden Rose Bouquet and it’s from Paper Rose Studio. The Paper Rose Studio stamps are Australian, but are now available in the USA, so I’ll leave both links for you at the bottom. I stamped the biggest rose bouquet image several times. I didn’t bother masking, as the ink was so light anyway.

To colour the images, I first laid down my highlights in white Polychromos pencil over each of the flowers and leaves in the image. I then grabbed a rainbow of Polychromos pencils, and coloured the flowers, one per Zoom meeting! Where I didn’t have a colour to complete the rainbow, like in the case of the oranges, I used the two colours of the two adjoining flowers and layered them to get a halfway colour.

I coloured each petal separately, adding darker colour in the corners and the inner edges of the petal and slowly blending with a lighter and lighter hand towards the outside of each petal. If you are new to no line colouring, I’d recommend this as a good starting image, because the spaces are open and very repetitive, so you can really practice over and over, and yet end up with a lovely end product.

The sentiment comes from the Wildflowers stamp set, also from Paper Rose. This stamp set has quite a few encouraging flower sentiments, so I reach for it quite a lot. I stamped it on ivory card, to match the card base that I chose for this card. The sentiment panel is cut with stitched detail using this Stitched Rectangle die. I wanted the coloring to be the star of the show, so no other elements were added. This still ended up busier than most of my cards!

Stay safe, my friends. Until next time, may you enjoy your days.

Blessings,

Donna

These are the supplies I used. You can click on the link to shop. Where available, I have used affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you so much for your support.
Paper Rose Stitched Rectangle Die
Paper Rose Stitched Rectangle Die
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PR | SBC
Polychromos pencils
Polychromos pencils
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Distress Ink Antique Linen
Distress Ink Antique Linen
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SBC
Paper Rose Studio Ella's Garden Rose Bouquet stamp
Paper Rose Studio Ella’s Garden Rose Bouquet stamp
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PR | SBC
Paper Rose Wildflowers stamp
Paper Rose Wildflowers stamp
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PR | SBC

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