Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Fall Flowers

I recently purchased some of the Zig Clean Color Brush Markers. I knew that they were going to be delivered while I was away, so I had them delivered to where I was.  Anticipating that, I had stamped a whole bunch of images to color in and I also brought my colored pencils and blender pens with me.  I colored and colored and colored and had a fabulous time! These flowers were born due to my coloring:

What I Used to Make my Card:
Vanilla Card Base
Various Distress Markers, Zig Clean Color Brush Markers & Various Water Color Pencils
Dove Blender Pen
Watercolor paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Mowed Lawn
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Flower Garden set, # CMS215
Quietfire Designs Ten Tiny Tag Sentiments, #6382
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Wink of Stella in Clear

Like I said, I colored these flowers before I even knew what I wanted to do with them, but once I saw how well the three of them went together, I knew I'd be using them for a card.  I had previously stamped them with the Jet Black ink on watercolor paper.  Once I was done coloring, after I got home, I fussy cut each flower.

I decided I wanted to use the stems that come with the Flower Garden set, so I placed the flowers where I thought they should go and then used them as a guide so I knew where to stamp the stems.  I stamped the stems and then glued the flowers in place.  I kind of curled up some of the petals to give the design a bit of texture.  I also dotted the insides of the flowers with Clear Wink of Stella for a subtle bit of glitz.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment right on the card.  I truly enjoyed working with this set and I can see so many other colored flowers in my future.  I hope you consider becoming a follower of mine as I am trying to reach 100 new followers in 2015 and I only need about 14 more people and only have about 5 weeks to get them.  If I accomplish my goal there will be goodies, so please, subscribe and tell your friends to as well.  I hope your holiday season is going smoothly ~ Fondly, Christi
Another look :)
I would like to enter my Fall Flowers card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Thanks/Thanksgiving (my colors are "Thanksgivingish" & the Just a Note card could say Thanks inside)
The Crazy Challenge - #211, Anything Goes
Where the HeART is Challenge - (M), #3, Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - #291, Cards with Autumn Colors
AAA Cards - #53, Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - #114, Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - #145, Anything Goes w/ a Sentiment


  1. gorgeous card
    thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps

  2. I love that stamp set. I color and color and color the flowers with no project in mind just like you said. The Zigs are great fun and lend themselves to creating gorgeous pieces (like yours!). You picked out perfect colors for fall and Zigs blend so well just like watercolor. There isn't another marker that comes close in blending like the Zigs.

    1. I would LOVE to see some of your coloring (hint, hint) - and I am so happy I got the Zigs - they really make coloring easy ~ hope you had a great holiday <3 xoxo

  3. Love the watercolors, I am learning how to watercolor so I will save this to help me. Thanks for sharing on The Robyn's Fetish Challenge #291 - Cards with Autumn Colors.

    1. That's so sweet of you Robin - I could never watercolor a scene or anything but it's fun :)

  4. Your efforts were worth it - these turned out beautifully! I like how you added the stems & fussy cut the flowers! Thank you for sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments for our ATG + a Sentiment challenge!
    ~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  5. Such a great idea to take supplies with you to use while away. And your flowers look beautiful. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

  6. Wow, Christi, your colouring looks amazing! Beautiful job with the watercolour! I love this CAS card! Thank you for your nice comment on my blog - you are a sweetheart!

  7. Lovely colours and great design. Thank you for joining us at Where the HeArt is. DT Helen

  8. WOW! You have some serious coloring skills! I am so impressed at the subtle mixing you did of all those glorious colors. These flowers have come to life with the shading and dimension you added. This is really more of a work of art than a card! I also thought it was so clever of you to color the flowers fully, but to leave the stems open. It really creates a striking look and I'm so glad you shared this with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

    1. Wow Andrea! I am thrilled you like my coloring - I certainly don't feel the same way LOL - You are so kind! Thanks for taking the time to leave me this awesome comment xx

  9. New follower here! So glad you visited so I can see your work too! These flowers are gorgeous!

  10. What a beautiful coloring job! The flowers turned out gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog!

    Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog DT member

  11. beautiful! i love how these came out :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

    1. Thanks Jenn - I am growing to love coloring, but I want to do it MY way LOL

  12. just gorgeous. love the image and your coloring! perfect cas creation. thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments, good luck!
    Jennifer, DT

  13. I love that stamp set! You did a fab job on the colouring - aren't the Zigs awesome!!! BTW what ARE those little spiky stands I see so many people use to prop up their cards? I need one!! Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards - Jenny :)

    1. Hi Jenny!! The spiky little stand is called a flower arranger - they used to be (and I suppose still are) to literally stick the flower stems on the spikes to arrange them : ) I got mine, brand new, from Amazon for about $6 ~ Well worth the $ ~ thanks for stopping by! Christi


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