Monday, 18 February 2013

Crafty CardMakers Challenge 85: Blooming

I am so excited to have joined the talented design team at Crafty Cardmakers and to share my first DT card.

It is for this weeks Challenge No 85: Blooming images hosted by Marie and sponsored by

We would love it if you came and joined in the fun HERE and check out all the lovely cards by our Design Team.

Straight away I knew I wanted to use either an Orchid or a Lily, my two favourite flowers, but finding an image I liked was not so easy.

I finally found this beauty by Oak Pond Creations, It is a Stargazer Lily, just what I was looking for.

I did find this a little tricky as I have never attempted to colour an image of a flower before and my first choice was to pick some lovely pinks, but after a few combinations I just could not get the look I wanted.

So after a few coffees and a trawl on the internet looking at pictures of lillies I came across the Tiger Lily which is orange in Colour and very striking, so this is the route I took and here is the finished card.

I used a feathering action on the petals to try and get the blending right, which hopefully you can see in the photo below

I used the following Promarkers:

Flowers - Amber, Pumpkin, Pastel Yellow & Spice
Leaves - Forest Green & Lime Twist
I layered and cut some Cardstock using my Woodware Fingerguard Trimmer (Princess Blade) and added some Cricut die-cut Swirls (Cindy Loo) which I  coloured with my Promarkers to match the lilies.

I also coloured some flat back pearls to match.

I hope I have inspired you to have a go and join us this week at Crafty Cardmakers

Challenges I would like to enter are:-

Simply Create Too - Mothers Day or for a Girl
Deep Ocean Challenges - Letter B - My letter B is for Birthday and Blooms
ABC Challenges - H for Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly - Hearts/Flowers
Broken Box Stock - Happy Birthday
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Flowers & Pearls
I Love Promarkers - One for the Girls


  1. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too.

    Hugz Marjo

  2. This is gorgeous - love the warm yellows and golds!

    1. Thanks Josephine, just checked on your blog and love the blue version of you dt card x

  3. gorgeous creation thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  4. Just beautiful! Your coloring is amazing and I adore your image! :)

  5. Gorgeous card, stunning colours!

  6. Fabulous first creation for my team Jules. I love it. Gorgeous soft warm colouring. I can see you will fit right in.

    BTW hon, did you realise that unless someone subscribes to the post, not your blog, they will miss your replies? I very rarely go back and check on someone's blog I have commented on unless I asked them a question.

    Anyhow, welcome aboard!

    Lin xx

  7. JULIE: Your card is so very pretty--love your oranges--orange is my new favorite card color! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too for Challenge #31 - Mothers [or for a female].

    Simply Create Too Design Team

  8. Julie you have colored this image beautifully. I enjoyed seeing this card. Please feel free to post it on the Oak Pond Creations Facebook page if you so desire. Happy Crafting. <3-Kim


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