Friday, May 11, 2012

Play Date Cafe 131

Quite a nice combination of colours and seeing as I  had some green paper from another project lying on my desk I decided to put it to use.

In our Copic class this week we were learning about tip-to-tip blending and palette blending.  I gave the Palette Blending a try using an orange and a red  marker on a flower from The Craft's Meow set called "Beautiful Spring".  I know my colour turned out more firey orange than what is on this colour board at PDCC, but hey, I like it! And yes, I did add a touch of yellow to the centre.

Paper: cardstock (PTI); Neenah white
Ink: Hero Arts Green chalk ink; Copic markers; Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: Hero Arts (Lattice background and sentiment); The Craft's Meow (Flower and Leaf)
Other: Pearls (Hero Arts)

Ok, I hope not to post something green next time, but then again, I still have some green scraps on my desk which I want to use up!

My Mom and Dad in law are coming for the weekend to kind of say goodbye.  We have been so lucky to have been so close to two very special people.  My MIL is a Grandma in every way!  I wonder how Natasha is going to react when it dawns on her that Grandma cannot come to visit just whenever!  But, I am thrilled to say that they have already booked their tickets for a visit to South Africa in December!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

24 comments:

Lisa said...

Whoo! You are on a green roll my friend! These colors together are totally fabby!! Love that bright orange on the green and that bit of the lattice peeking out on the side!! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

So striking Brenda!
Absolutely gorgeous!
I'm thinking of you ...saying goodbye is never easy!

Sue Lelli said...

Wow, Brenda! your coloring is FABULOUS! Pretty pretty card!

Patrice said...

Beautiful coloring on that rose - I'd love for you to link up with me at 52 Card Pickup this week!!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/05/52-card-pickup-week-19.html

Cindy C. said...

Brenda this card is really beautiful! The flower is wonderfully coloured! You have a great weekend too.

joy said...

Fabulous coloring, Brenda! You are becoming quite the pro with those Copics. This card is so very pretty.

Dawn said...

Great card Brenda. Love the beautiful colours on your flower. Your yesterday's green card inspired me to make a card today at Stamp Group.... not green though!

Robin K. said...

Wowzers Brenda!!! Your copic colored flower is wonderful!!! You really rocked these challenge colors!!

Pam W Merwin said...

LOVE this! Such rich colors with the background and the flower. AMAZING shading on the flower and I think it is perfect ~ love the lattice stamp as the trim :)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I like your shading and the way you arranged your pearls. Blessings!

Katarina said...

Beautiful, love the gorgeus flower.

Laurie said...

Brenda this is gorgeous! That coloring is awesome! Thanks for your comment today! Totally made my day!! Hugs!!

Trinh said...

Your coloring is gorgeous! I love the orange flower with the lattice strip on the edge.

paula said...

Brenda what a gorgeous card. Your colouring is fabulous.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WONDERFUL card! Love your coloring and design - so beautiful!!

walchowDesign said...

Strikingly beautiful, Brenda! Love your skill on the coloring!

Lin said...

WOW, this is a lovely one, Brenda - I think you just sold that stamp to me :)) Absolutely gorgeous shading!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Your flower glows Brenda and is absolutely striking against the green background!

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. Love it. TFS

Michelle said...

Holy smokes...that flower is colored beautifully!!! Please give me some tips!!! Gorgeous card, Brenda!

Maureen Morton said...

I'm so glad that I didn't miss this beauty while I was out of town, Brenda! I can't take my eyes off of this - the colors and graphic are simply amazing! Beautiful contrast and style. I know that there will be lots of emotions tied in with your move, but lots of joys and possibilities, too! Hugs.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER beautiful!!! I love the green patterned paper and that beautiful orange flower! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

Lisa said...

STUNNING card Brenda...fabulous work my friend!!

Martha said...

Hi, Brenda!

WOW, this is one gorgeous card! I love the beautiful flower! The colors are SO striking!

See you soon! :-)
Hugs!