Friday, October 17, 2014

Top Ten - Floral #5

Botanical Name - Ranunculus
Common Name - Turban Buttercup


I love in early spring when I place Ranunculus in a pot.
Simply...beautiful color!


Ranunculus are such happy flowers I felt this
 would be a perfect Birthday card.


One of the lessons in the On - Line Card Class for 
Copic Markers was adding Gray Shading to deepen and enrich the colors.
Which is something I had been taught before.

It takes time to master this technique and I will have to
Practice, Practice, Practice!



The petals on Ranunculus are tightly woven they remind me of braids.
Perfect for the ribbon embellishment!

Five more favorite floral choices coming!

Be Spontaneous!
-Elaine

Supplies:
Cardstock: Kraft - Paper Source, Lime Green and Yellow - Bazzill
Ink: Adirondack - Espresso
Stamps: Flourishes - Sweet Nature
Colors: Copic Sketch Markers - R29,R35,R39,E18,C4,Y28,YR04,YR07,YR18,YR38,
                                                   Y11,Y19,YG23,YG17,YG67
Dry Embossing: Provo Craft  - Happy Birthday, Cuddlebug
Embellishments: Ribbon - Offray, Pearls - Kaisercraft, Paperclip - Pebbles
Tools: Fiskars Paper Cutter, Tomboy Adhesive, Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, Rubber Stamp Collection Tape,
          Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper












Thursday, October 2, 2014

Top Ten - Floral #4


What a fun and exciting Summer I have had!
The past two months made memories I will cherish.

However, I missed keeping you up to date on the landscaping
and my Top Ten Floral choices.

So...let's get started!

Botanical Name - Lathyrus
Common Name - Sweet Pea


Sweet Peas are very dainty and pretty flower.


My first time I enjoyed Sweet Peas was a gift from Ed, my husband.
It was Easter morning and he gave a small vase filled with Sweet Peas.

They were pinks, peaches and lavender!
Very Sweet!

As most of you know I love coloring with Copic Sketch Markers.
In fact I am in the second week of the 
Which I encourage you to take!


However, I decided to watercolor with Distress Ink.
I love Distress Ink and much as Copic Markers!

Funny I heat embossed Sweet Peas on Pea Green Paper.
Just realized this!
I am planning on two spots of Sweet Peas
climbing in my Floral Cutting Garden.

Now, I have to find the trellis for the Sweet Peas!

Spontaneity
-Elaine

Supplies:
Cardstock: Kraft - Paper Source, Chocolate, Fuschia and Pea Green - Bazzill
Printed Cardstock: October Afternoon - Crab Apple Orchard
Ink: Simon Says Stamp - Dark Chocolate
Stamps: Flourishes - Sweet Peas
Distress Inks: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss  
Dies: Spellbinders - Labels Eight and Labels Nine
Heat Embossing: Versamark, Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Heat Gun
Embellishments: Ribbon - Dot Mixed Shibata Floral
Tools: We R Memory Crop-a-Dile, Tim Holtz Water Brush, Tomboy Adhesive, Fiskars Paper Cutter