Monday, June 9, 2014

Color Me Creative #94 - Anything Goes!

I just love an anything goes challenge- and we have one for you this fortnight at Color Me Creative and it's sponsored by Digi Stamps 4 Joy. My CAS card uses their digiRose trio.   I love this one, but it's not where I started!

Using Google images, I could look through so many photos of roses for inspiration. I was drawn to the cream colored roses with the bright pink tips.  I thought they would create some visual interest for my coloring.

I printed three images and started out coloring the flowers on the far right, playing with the idea of creating the beautiful roses in the photo.  The first one I colored was the middle flower.  I liked it, but it had a little too much yellow.  I went to the smallest bud next and used my Y0000.  Then I wondered what a more traditional pink flower would look like, so I colored the last rose.  I was undecided about which kind of rose I liked best, so I colored one entire image in pink-tipped and the other just pink.

RV25 is my deepest color, and I didn't really have any pink paper in my collection that enhanced the image, nor did I have the right patterned paper to use for the tipped flowers. You know how that goes . . . The white, gray and black combination made the pink stand out, and created a gorgeous CAS card.  I'll save the other colored roses for another time!
Challenges Entered:
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #66 - Embossing/
Craftitude - Pop It Up/
Less Is More - Colors of your bedroom (dark gray)/
Creative Fingers #38 - AG
Stampin' for the Weekend - AG


  1. Cathy, This card is fabulous!!! Love it. (It's just my style, as you know!) Your coloring on both sets of roses is lovely - I look forward to seeing the other one on a card later. The embossing on the gray is such a powerful grounding for your image. And I also love the stitching on the mat, another great detail!

  2. What beautiful colouring Cathy... a super card.
    Thanks so much for joining us.
    "Less is More"

  3. Thanks for sharing your card Cathy, it's a superb image and coloured beautifully.
    Less is More

  4. This is so beautiful Cathy. I love the dry embossed border. So happy you joined us at Less Is More. -Lisa Lara (LIM Guest Designer)

  5. Beautiful card Cathy and fab colouring
    Thank for for joining us at Less is More this week
    LIM Designer

  6. Your colouring is gorgeous and your card is lovely, nice to see the experiments along the way too.

  7. Beautiful roses! Lovely design too. Thanks for joining us at Craftitude and hope to see you again!

  8. You do gorgeous floral work... so pretty!


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