Friday, March 13, 2015

Beautiful Bluebonnet


I am so excited to show you this gorgeous flower created with Susan's, Garden Notes - Blue Bonnet/Lupine dies.  It is so realistic.  You can follow Susan's step-by-step instructions  on her video at this LINK.  

I followed Susan's instructions and colored the petals with the three colors of Copic Markers, B29, B34, and B41.  My coloring (blending) is not always great so I used Pan Pastels over the inked petals for better blending.  I used Violet  470.5 at the base of each petal.  Next I used Titanium White 100.5 to rub over all the coloring which seemed to blend all the coloring together.  I used a pointed Fantastix coloring Tool Brush Point tool to add the color and used my finger to rub it in. White was also added to the very base of each petal but it was not rubbed in. Once the flower was assembled, I went back and added Ultramarine Blue Shade 520.3 to add additional dark shading at the base of some of the petals.  If I wanted the top edge of the petals a little lighter, I used the white Pan Pastel.  I love how the final color turned out by coloring the petals with the Copic markers then adding shading with the Pan Pastels.   Susan's new flower tools were used for shaping the petals. I used a moss green card stock for the leaves.  I used the leaf tool as shown on the video for shaping the leaves, then shaded them with  Chrom. Ox Green Tint 660.8  Pan Pastel.

I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs Tags & More 6 - Daisy dies for the tag.  It is easy to create many different looking tags with this tag die set.  On the overlay I used the decorative top die at the top of the tag then the long die with holes, which created punched holes under that design.  On the bottom of the tag, I used that same die to die cut holes in a narrow piece of the same card stock that is used for the lining. There is dimensional tape between the die cut tag and lining.   The sentiment is from the ECD Text Stickers.  On the background behind the flower, I white embossed small dots using a background stamp.  To finish the card, I added a ladybug created with red and black Viva Paper Pens, and a bow.  

This Bluebonnet flower tag is going to be so pretty on a birthday gift.

The products used from Elizabeth Craft Designs are listed below:

397 - Text Stickers Happy Birthday

4 comments:

Dianna said...

Just beautiful Selma.

Eva Van Buuren said...

Hi Selma, you have made a GORGEOUS flower again!! Very real and you have used lovely colors.
I love the color Violet!
Have a nice day, Eva.

Martie Rollin said...

Thanks for the link to the flower tutorial. such a lovely card...Thanks for sharing with us.

Anonymous said...


WOW!!! They really do look real and I LOVE lupines!

Hugs,
Debi

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