Sunday, May 15, 2016

Pitcher of Tulips

Hi there!

Today I decided to color a Power Poppy digital image called Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher and used two of the samples in the listing for the image as my inspiration for coloring. I just used my Prismacolor pencils today. No odorless mineral spirits this time.  My friend, Barb, always inspires me when she shares her colored images. If you haven't checked out her blog, you really should. 

I really liked the look of having some of the flowers come off the edge of the cardstock. I saw this one one of the sample cards and recreated it and the banner for the sentiment as well. On another sample, I was drawn to the pink and peach tulips and I did my best to get a similar look. I am fairly certain the artist used Copics on the cards that inspired me. I must say, I'm pretty happy with the final result. I almost added Wink of Stella, but decided to keep the flowers "au natural."  ;) I am also pretty happy with how the leaves turned out.  And once, I covered part of the pitcher, I liked it a lot more, too. The highlight looks a lot more realistic. 

The plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn, the yellow cardstock is Die Cuts With a View brand. I used a ruler and pen to frame the image. 

We have 9 school days left in this year. I can hardly believe it! Maybe I'll find a little more time to get crafty more often. One can hope.

In the meantime, thanks so much for stopping by. 
I hope you have a great start to your week.


Barb said...

My dear, sweet Jeanne...Your card is absolutely STUNNING! You are the master of Prismacolor pencil coloring! I am always blown away by your skills. The colors you've used are beautiful and you've colored each tulip perfectly. Your leaves look AMAZING and what a great job you did with the pitcher AND you used NO mineral spirits! Yay! I can't stop looking at it! So very pretty!

Thank you so much for the shout out! You've inspired me to try those Prismacolor pencils one. more. time. :)


Anita in France said...

Wow, Jeanne ... what stunning tulips ... your colouring is awesome! There's so much depth and dimension in those lovely blooms it seems I can just reach out and touch them! Simply gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Happy Crocheter said...

Hi Jeanne! I love your card and always look forward to reading your posts. I am always fascinated to hear how your cards come together. Especially since I know nothing about card making. As a fellow crafter I can understand how much detail that goes into your craft and I love hearing all about it. Love and hugs! Tamara

Pop's Cards said...

This is such a gorgeous creation sweetie, hugs Pops x

Kay Miller said...

My goodness girl! That is gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing! Your shading is gorgeous and I can't believe you achieved that with just pencils and no mineral spirits! I love the colors and the plaid paper you chose for the background! Really really pretty card! So glad you had some craft time! Yay for only nine days left of school! Have a happy week! :)

Sharli Schaitberger said...

It is just stunning! The flowers look so real, and your highlighting on the pitcher is perfect! The colors, too - delish!

Patti said...

Oh Jeanne!! What a beautiful card!! your coloring is flawless : ) I also love the design that you did. Those little tulips hanging off the side a bit are the perfect! addition to give even more added dimension!

So happy to see you in my line-up of posts today! Glad to hear once school is out you'll be back sharing your wonderful creations with us!


Alanna said...

Wow wow wow Jeanne does this ever look so beautiful and fabulous. I love your coloring. The vase looks so perfect with the depth you we're able to achieve and your grounding underneath it is also perfect. And I love the black line drawn around the focal panel. Sets everything off just right. Hope you are staying dry with all our rain.

cm said...

GASP!! Oh my stars! Your tulips have me breathless, so beautifully coloured! You work magic with your pencils, my friend...complete magic! So realistic, so pretty, so detailed, sooooo perfect! Stunning! Pairing them with the plaid background and fine line framing enhances their impact; then again, they're so stupendously lovely that they'd be awesome with anything! Extraordinary artistry here, my sweet friend! Nine days of school left? Really? We go to the end of June and, because I'll have to wrap up things, I'll likely be working the first couple days of July. That's okay, as we don't go back until the end of August, and students return after Labour Day. You'll for sure here me cheering when June 30th rolls around!
Hugs and love heading your way!

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous card Jeanne! Tulips are my favourite flowers and I love how you have coloured them in this sweet image. Having the tulips come over the card edge is a wonderful technique too!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm so late that school is out now! Jeanne, your card is magnificent! I just adore the plaid and the way you did your panels. Then my eyes were drawn to your stunning tulips! Girl, you are a PRO with those pencils! I would have sworn that this was a topper, it's THAT awesome!! Enjoy the long weekend! Hugs, Darnell

cm said...

Sending a whole batch o'ginormous hugs your way before we head off to the races! Your comments light up my day! Hope you're enjoying your summer! I'm close to counting down the days. June 30th isn't *that* far off...
Hugs and love~c