Friday, October 5, 2018

Prismacolored Bountiful Bouquet

Flowerful Friday greetings, friends!  How about an early fall arrangement today?  We're feeling cooler temps here on the Oregon coast, but I still have quite a few flowers blooming and they'll keep it up for a while yet.  How nice it would be to have this pitcher of fall goodness on my table!




This is a digital stamp set that soared to the top of my Power Poppy favorites the moment I laid eyes on it.  Big surprise, right?  It's called Bountiful Bouquet.

I printed the no-line version on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White and used Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol odorless mineral spirits.  This coloring method takes (me) a little longer, but I love the soft, powdery look of it.  Some detail was added without the mineral spirits blending, but I avoided too much contrast so as not to lose the softness.




It's all very white and clean, isn't it?  I didn't want to over-design the card and detract from the image and, at any rate, there wasn't much room left for design.  Generally I shade the background, but this time I simply did a little grounding and added grid lines with a ruler and Prismacolor pencil.  So easy and it just felt right.

The sentiment on the front is from Power Poppy's "Good Thinking:  Renewal" clear set.  Inside I used a quote that comes with Bountiful Bouquet -- "Be happy for this moment.  This moment is your life."  ~  Omar Khayyam.  I like the two sentiments together and I think they work nicely for a birthday card.

That finishes up the week for me.  Hopefully, I'll be back on the blog shortly.  Now, go forth and have a wonderful weekend!



21 comments:

Hannelie said...

Beautiful image Leslie... and your coloring is just making it even more beautiful!
And yes, I can see this on my table as well!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful Leslie, your colouring of that daisy is amazing. Wow the colours are unreal and love them..have a lovely weekend..xx

Sherri said...

Wow! Another fantastic sample of why you will always be the Queen of floral cards! No matter what the medium, your coloring of flowers is always unbeatable! They always look absolutely real! I'm in awe of your coloring skills! Awesome card, Leslie!

Cindy Beach said...

Oh, I envision this beautiful work of art hanging on a wall for all to see! I love the soft and airy look and your gorgeous coloring. Truly exquisite! Your grid lines are a great addition to offset the flowers. This is one of my latest favorites of yours!

crafty-stamper said...

WOW stunning card,fabulous colouring and the beautiful image needs no embellishments-the sentiment is just perfect and love the grid lines -might try and remember that tip!
Carol x

Christine Alexander said...

No line pencil colouring is next on my list after seeing this Leslie. Your pencil work is stunning on this gorgeous image :)

Yogi said...

Beautiful. Love the image. Have a great day

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

I look forward to your Flowerful Fridays and wasn't disappointed this week! Love this image and your coloring! I used to use gamsol all the time. I'm really into sentiments as well. Love those two! I have to go and look for those goodies! Have a great weekend!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh Leslie, this card is amazingly gorgeous!!! your coloring with the Prismacolor pencils just brings this beautiful image to life.
Love the grid you created with your pencils, I thought it was part of this image.
Beautiful choice of colors and I love that you printed it with the no line version and that your sentiment is also done in soft gray.
Amazing card my dear, thank you for sharing.
XO
Maria.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Leslie this is absolutely gorgeous with the soft colors. I think too it is an awesome image.

Darlene said...

Oh yes ... I would like this on my table too! Beautiful, soft coloring Leslie! You are so darn good at this coloring thing lol!! I need practice ...

Donna Ellis said...

I can see why this is on the top of your list, Leslie! Gorgeous done, and so carefully colored with the PM pencils and gamsol! I especially like the grid background that matches your pitcher. The highlights are amazing! Sigh - such loveliness - we're still green, in the 90s, and humid LOL so I will appreciate Autumn in all her splendor from blogs like yours. Beautiful card, Leslie! hugs, de

Mildred said...

Such a stunning card to warm up this cool and rainy day. Just beautiful.

Lynette said...

So beautiful, Leslie! I love what you did with the Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. You have such deep colors with them! It's been really cold here already. :( Much too early!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous pencil softly colored Fall bouquet, Leslie. I love how you added the soft pencil lines for the background and how they match the pitcher. Wonderful grounding and sentiment too. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Pauline said...

We must be on the same wavelength this week, as I just posted my bountiful bouquet last night as well. Gorgeous card Leslie! Love the all white background card, and your soft prismacolour colouring ( I agree, this does take longer than copic colouring for sure, but your outcome is stunning). That bit of grid in behind fills in some of the white openness, it's the right amount. Your sentiment is perfect as well. Glad I took a few minutes to check out Feedly from the last couple of days, before heading back to our reno project. I love when I see your posts. Have a great day Leslie! Oh, getting cooler here as well, it's been raining since yesterday morning, thunderstorms early today around 4:30 am and rain all day today and tomorrow! Love fall, but not fussy on all the rain. Take care, Hugs,

Pam Sparks said...

Oh yes! I love all the white and your beautiful,l soft, amazing coloring! Beautiful, gorgeous creating Leslie!

pam said...

Beautiful colouring on this wonderful pretty image Leslie, perfect card design.
Pam x

KimCreate said...

Leslie, this is gorgeous pencil coloring! Beautiful!

Conniecrafter said...

I too just love this image and you have once again did a fantastic job on bringing it to life with your gorgeous coloring! I do love your choice of sentiments for it also! Beautiful background for your picture taking too :)
Good to hear you have received some rain too!

Stacy Morgan said...

Gorgeous! I love when you use the gamsol also, the powdery look as you said is perfect. Gorgeous as always!!!

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