Monday, June 13, 2011

Iris, Iris, Iris

Doesn't this blue bench look inviting at Schreiners Iris Gardens?

Iris have 6 (my lucky number) petals.
 Three that cascade down are called Standards.
The three petals that rise up stand for Faith, Wisdom and Valor.
The Iris flower got it's name from the Greek Goddess Iris, meaning  rainbow. When I think of a rainbow I envision my Copic Markers in many, many colors. As I colored the Iris's I decided to use the 2011 new Copic colors, shades I haven't colored with and a few of my favorite colors.


The green color of the stems are in a new shade of YG61 then I added YG63, one of my favorite shades of green.

On the purple Iris I colored with V20 and V25 both 2011 colors, very pretty shades for flowers. Accented with V17 a true shade of purple.

The colors for the pink Iris, I choose the shades of RV55, RV63 and RV66,all new!

Also, I highlighted the Iris's using the new shades of E81 and E87.

The Iris is the official flower of what State?
Share your guess!

Cardstock: Flourishes - White
Ink: Ranger Adirondack Espresso
Stamps: Flourishes -  A Year in Flowers 2
Coloring:  Orange and Red Iris -YR61,YR65,YR68. R37, R39, R89, E81,E87,Y28. YG61,YG63
                Purple Iris - V17, V20,V25,E81,E87,Y28,YG17,YG23
                Pink Iris -  RV63,RV55, RV66,E81,E87,Y28,G82,G85

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