Sunday, May 18, 2014

Hibiscus

There's this bright yellow thing in the sky.  I think I vaguely remember it but it's been so long since I've seen it....oh, wait, I remember...it's the SUN!  Can you believe it - we have had a day without rain and the sun is shining!  Ok, I know it's still only 2:45pm and it still could rain sometime today but at least it's been really nice out so far!

Since it's bright and sunny out (even though it's still cool), I thought I would share a bright floral card with you today.  I love Hibiscus flowers!  They are so bold - large and colorful!  Now I can't grow them but I do appreciate those who can...but at least I can have the image right? 

Deedee's Digi's has a beautiful set called "Bloom and Grow",  I used the Hibiscus flower from the set and colored it with Spectrum Noir & Bic Sharpie markers.  Of course I had to do a Google search to find images of Hibiscus flowers to pick a color pattern I wanted.  Now I'm the first to admit that my coloring skills are not the best.  Others can do such pretty shading but I'm just more a basic color type person.  But I really do like how the red and yellow merged on this.  I first colored the yellow stamen and outside petal edges with a Sharpie - then the red with the Spectrum Noir.  Once I was done, I went back over the edges where the yellow and red met with the Sharpie and tried to pull some of the red into the yellow.  To my surprise - some actually did pull!  While my coloring isn't the best, my photography is even worse - LOL! - so the pic isn't the best...but trust me, it did pull some and I like the effect.


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Now you have to check out the whole set from Deedee's Digis:


Isn't that a wonderful set??!!  If you like that one - you should check out her other sets!!!  (But be prepared to want one of everything...LOL!).  While I am talking about Deede's Digi's - did you know that there is a monthly challenge?  And guess what?  It's using a featured set every month - but once you participate and with the feature set - you get the next month's set FREE!  What a deal huh?

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Thank you for stopping by today!  God bless you!!!!!!

17 comments:

:: BlueInks :: said...

Pretty card, Zella! Love all of the color.

Marcy said...

Very pretty card! Love all of the bright colors and design. Hope you're having a great weekend! :)

Bunny said...

Hey, Zella. Your card is pretty as are the colors. I think you chose well. I also like the sentiment. Your coloring skills are not bad. They will improve over time. I started out with the Bic sharpies also. When I finally went to Copics I had to and STILL have to watch tons of videos and read articles. Shading is my worst part. I was blessed to go to Orlando a few months ago to take a standard and an intermediate class by Lori Craig. It's all about having fun and not stressing over who is better. I'm blessed to read that you are a christian. That, my girl, is the best. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge this week. Bunny- DT

kReN said...

Hi, Zella! Love Deedee's images and this hibiscus is fab! Thanks for joining us at the Tuesday Throwdown challenge this week! Hope you will play along with us again soon!

kReN, TTDT
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

wendipooh13 said...

ohhh those are my fave flowers!!! very pretty!!!! sooo glad you played along with Cards In Envy!!!!

PoppyKCrafts said...

What a great creation thank you for stopping by Charisma Cardz. Have a great day and Keeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT x

Sandy Trefger said...

Beautiful, bright and cheery card! I love your flowers and the embossing! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy! We have a new challenge starting today, hope you will join us again!

Sue said...

Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

Heidi said...

such beautiful flowers, and such vibrant colours, thanks for joining just at Scrap it Girl

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Such a beautiful card creation. Beautiful bright colors. Awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It girl!

Angela said...

Beautiful vibrant colours. Loving the layering the textures

thank you for taking part in the Stamping Dragon Challenge with us.

Jamie Pope said...

what a beautiful card!

Amelia Harris said...

Beautiful! You did a great job coloring and you can see where some of the red got pulled into the yellow. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl! :)

Jessica said...

Very pretty card. I love the bright colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl.

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

This is such a bright and beautiful card! Thanks for joining us over at Scrap It Girl!

Katy said...

I love hibiscus flowers! Wonderful job coloring it! Beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap It Girl! :)

Marleen Gallagher said...

Beautiful project. Thank you for joining us over on Stamping Dragon.
Marleen DTL xx