Thursday, 15 May 2014

Glorious Gladioli

Hi Everyone!
Back today with another card I made using one of the digi stamps from the Spectrum Noir Intermediate DVD from Crafter's Companion.

This time I used the gladioli and coloured them with my Spectrum Noir pencils. As well as trying to colour the flowers realistically, I wanted to show that with a detailed coloured image, you don't always need to add lots of embellishments to show off your work - it is just a matter of choosing backing papers that help to push your image forward and help make it pop off the page. Hopefully, I have done this with these Bo Bunny papers from the older 'Vicky B' range, teamed with brown cardstock and a small piece of mirror card!

I then decorated the inside to match, cutting the front of the card slightly shorter than the back so that the border sticker/paper can be seen slightly and add a little more detail and dimension, before finishing off with a sentiment sticker and gems.

Hope you like this latest card. I  loved colouring it with the pencils. I have included the colours I used below:
013, 005, 033, 025, 026, 027, 044, 057, 059

Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x


  1. wow you captured this well. Beautiful coloring and love those flowers. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Throwdown Callenges
    Linda K. DT

  2. Gorgeous glads!!! Love the simplicity and beauty of this wonderful card.
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwndown!

  3. WOW, what incredible coloring on those lovely glads, Karen! Stunning CAS design. Thanks so much for joining in on the current "Spring Blossoms" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week and good luck in the draw. I hope we see you again for the next challenge.

  4. I love your CAS card, Karen. Your colouring of that lovely image is amazing, and the greens are matched perfectly.

    Thank you for entering our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies, and good luck in the draw. We would also love you to join us again in future challenges.

    Jennifer. x

  5. Gorgeous, and perfect for our In The Garden theme at CLF. Thanks so much for joining us this month. Hugs xx