Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sweet Violets

I love this set from Flourishes called Sweet Violets. I've always loved violets anyway, and this image really captures them in my opinion. I colored them with my Copics and I'm learning to be VERY careful with reds and purples combined with my blender. That is why there is a cute yellow bow in the midst of the bouquet. I spread too much violet color on one of the flowers and in my attempt to "blend it away" I ended up spreading green from the stems. I managed to get most of it back to normal after several rounds with the blender pen, but I decided I would still add the bow. I think it brightens it up, though, and I'm very pleased with how it turned out. I used my argyle embossing folder for my Cuttlebug and my half-pearls and that seemed quite sufficient. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely week-end.

14 comments:

Peggy said...

Beautiful card and way to "save" it!! Love this set and your coloring is fabulous!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty. These violets look great! I like the pearls and the ribbon bow!

Sue from Oregon said...

your CB backgound really set off this lovely image!

Leigh said...

Stunning card. I love it.

Jean said...

Beautiful!! I love your shading and also the embossing folder used.

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh so beautifully colored! Gorgeous card, Karen.

Shary said...

Beautifully coloured and great shading with the copics.

America said...

OOOOh, gorgeous violet card Karen!!!!

Rachel said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! love all that purple and you colored it BEAUTIFULLY!!! such a wonderful card!!
hugs,
Rachel

cabio said...

Very pretty card and so elegant. The coloring is marvelous!
Hugs,
Cabio

mycardz said...

WOW!!! Karen, this card GORGEOUS!! Your coloring on this one is amazing. The Violets look soooo real, even the leaves look like you could actuall feel them! Wow! (I love these flowers too...but, I guess I've never found a flower that I DIDN't love!) hugz, Mary

Susan said...

Gorgeous! The more I look at your cards the more I want to try the Copic markers.

flourishes said...

Really a beauty Miss Karen. Your coloring is beautiful and really make these flowere come to life.
Jan Marie

Leslie Miller said...

Gorgeous coloring on this, Karen! Oh, this image is so sweet, isn't it? Your card turned out absolutely beautiful!