Saturday, July 21, 2018

Power Poppy ~ Love One Another

Hello, Friends! Are you ready for another BRAND NEW digi? If you missed my previous post, take a look HERE and you'll be all caught up.

Today, I am pleased to introduce you to Love One Another.

This is what Marcella has to say about this beautiful image...

"Bring the life of the garden to the front of your cards! This harmonious scene has an uplifting arrangement of dwarf and intermediate bearded irises mingling with tulips and insects. Irises come in a massive array of color combinations — and oftentimes the fuzzy "beards" are the most colorful part! Have fun researching palettes that allow you to pick up the shade of the iris beard in other areas... the wings of the moth, the stripes on the caterpillar, streaks on the tulip petals. You can think about the way you might plan out a garden, coordinating colors of plants, and adapt this process to the way you color this image." I'm always tickled when Marcy puts insects on her florals. They just finish off the image so perfectly.

Let's take a look at what I did with Love One Another. I printed the image onto smooth white card stock and colored it with Copic markers and Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils. I am REALLY liking the results I'm getting from combining those two mediums.

First, I lay down a quick layer of color with my Copic markers.

Then I play around with highlights and shadows using my colored pencils.

It takes me FOREVER but, it's loads of fun! I used a bit of  Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the lady bug and Clear Wink of Stella on the Luna moth. Then, I added tiny twinkles onto each of the iris blooms to give them a touch of sparkle.

And thaaat's it for me today! Make sure you buzz on over to the Power Poppy blog for more inspiration featuring this image. Thank you so much for visiting! Enjoy your Saturday!



Jeanne said...

Another stunner! It's so good to "see" you and your glorious projects. You do an excellent job combining Copics and pencils. Wow! Thanks so much for sharing, my talented friend! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card. I love how you've combined markers and pencils...I really should do this more, but I always forget.

ChristineCreations said...

Such lovely work using both mediums Barb, a classy creation with this design!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Wow, Barbara - that is GORGEOUS! Such luscious colors and the flowers are lovely! I love the details - shiny ladybug (perfection!) and the moth that is sparkly, I didn't see it until you mentioned it! I don't have the best vision these days, but your art is always so satisfying!

creatingincolors said...

You say it took you forever, but it was worth every minute! This is gorgeous!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, sweet Barb, this is gorgeous, and I love how you've added such beautiful colors and shading with your pencils. Love the sponging and especially love the gold cord! Reminds me of a sweet book! Hugs and love! xoxo