Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday's Flowers

Back to the pumpkins again, but thought I'd do a white one this time.  I love the Season's Seatings digital set with or without the chair, so I printed and colored both.  The first was watercolored.  This one was colored with Copics.  It's a very clean and simple card design with lots of white and only a length of silver cord for accent.




I had a hard time getting happy with the color of the pumpkin.  When you Google white pumpkins it depends upon which photo you view, but most in the pumpkin patch are not a stark white.  They have a subtle hint of yellow.  After I left this sitting for a while, dissatisfied, I went back over it with first E50 and then YR31.  Still not sure of it, but I'm leaving it alone.


As always, the more I stamp, the more I stamp.  It helps that it's been raining quite a bit, although it's beautifully sunny as I write this.  I'm hurrying off to my stamp room now before time gets away from me.  A little coloring each day keeps the blues away.  Take care, and enjoy your weekend!


Stamps:  Power Poppy Season's Seatings digital set  Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, SU Going Gray, Ms Sparkle & Co wood grain designer paper  Ink:  Printer, Copics for coloring  Accessories:  Silver cord, Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders One

27 comments:

Hannelie said...

LOVE this beautiful card! Fabulous coloring and layout!

Glenda Brooks said...

This is totally lovely my friend! I love those gorgeous flowers and the pumpkin is to die for! And then there is the pretty edge.....I am drawn to that. Just an all round wonderful card! Have a great weekend!

Momo said...

Hi Leslie,
your card is soooo beautyful. I love the colors and your technique.
GREAT !!!
Have a nice day
best wishes
Momo

Sherri said...

No need to fret about the color of your pumpkin! It's perfect! And a much better choice than orange because it shows off the beautiful flowers more! I have that edge die, but rarely use it. Seeing this gorgeous card reminds me to get it out again! You are truly the queen of flower cards!! Awesome job, Leslie!!

Cindy Beach said...

The colors pop so beautifully against the white space and subtle paper choice. I think the color of the pumpkin couldn't be better! I love the clean elegance of this card and I'm glad to see the lovely fall image again. The soft gray mat, and stitching are perfect accents. LOVE the details on the flowers!
I know just what you mean about the more you stamp the more you want to stamp. I feel exactly the same way. Stamping more often gets me creatively in the flow. Too many choice squelch that.
Enjoy your weekend, Leslie!

Darlene said...

Well I think it is PERFECT and absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Your cards are always so crisp and professional looking! Well done my friend! Of course I love your choice of flower colors ... when I was doing floral design back in Pittsburgh, this was one of my favorite color combinations to put together in a design! Love your overall design too ... stunning! HUGS (snowed here this morning ... guess summer is truly over [sad face] lol)

Kathy Krug said...

With such gorgeous coloring there is not need for other frills.Love the CAS design.

Yogi said...

pretty. have a great day

nancy littrell said...

Love your gray wood grain DSP and CAS gorgeous pumpkin and flower bouquet. Such a nice touch with the curved border. No 2 pumpkin colors are alike, my friend. Your off white pumpkin is beautiful. TFS Leslie. Hugs..Nancy

Evelyn S. said...

Once again, you've hit it out of the park with your coloring! It's a darling image to begin with, and the colors you've chosen are perfect for it. As for the color of the pumpkin, I have at least 4 white ones...each one is a different shade. So your shade works just fine!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful card design and gorgeous colors too. Have fun in your craft room.

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

I think it looks so pretty the way it is. I actually never saw a white pumpkin but it looks so pretty with the pretty fall flower bouquet. Have a great weekend!

Lynette said...

So, so pretty! I love your wonderful coloring, as always. I love your layers, too. I've been spending some time in my stamping room, too, and the more I'm in there, the more I want to go back again:)

KimCreate said...

I think your pumpkin came out great. The whole card is so striking esp. those purple flowers. From my blog, im glad you said that dsp is not passé I love it sooooo much! Hugs.

Pauline said...

Oh my goodness, this is beautiful! Love your colourful image against the white background, it just pops! And I really like your white pumpkin - the touch of yellow is a nice touch. I love wood grain paper and this fits perfectly with your image. The tones of white and grey are so pretty Leslie, wrapped up with a bit of silver cording. Gorgeous card. As always, it's such a delight to see your cards Leslie! Have a wonderful weekend as well. I hope you got a chance to enjoy the sunshine, we woke up to snow this morning, didn't last, it turned to rain, so it's all melted.

aussie aNNie said...

Oh my this is just beautiful. I sure love the white pumpkin Leslie.
Re my moving we just love where we are our climate is never cold and the weather is always kind to us, moving to where the kids are is 18 plus hours away south, we are North, so it will be colder there....hard to know what to do.xx

Conniecrafter said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love your white pumpkin and the touch of color you gave to it, goes perfectly with your lovely flowers inside! Pretty shape to your panel and I love the touch of your silver cord at the top too, so lovely and fresh feeling, you do such a great job with that look!

Diane said...

Dissatisfied with your card WHAT??? OMG, it is beautiful and I LOVE~LOVE the colors together!! This card is a real beauty!!! Another of my favorites!!!

Susie said...

I love the white-ish pumpkins. I've seen them with an orange, green, and blue-ish cast before. There are so many varieties now. What really makes this CAS stand out and draws your attention to the focal piece is the detail you used with your die cut, piercing, and the wood grain card stock. None of which take away but add additional interest to the CAS itself. The cherry on top is the sliver cord! You're a master, Leslie!

Hugs,
Susie ~

P.s. Here's a fun question: Do you start coloring first, then think about the card layout. Or, do you see it as a whole picture before you start coloring/painting?

Nora N. said...

Your coloring on this card is amazing!! I LOVE the white pumpkin with the purple flowers. STUNNING design!

Christine Alexander said...

Leslie, such pretty flowers and as always amazing colouring. Love your barn board background :)

Ros Crawford said...

What can I say... Another stunner! You are such a brilliant artist from colouring to design and such an eye for colour! It's always jaw dropping visiting here... Enjoy your day!

laurie said...

I love the white pumpkin scene...and all the white..so pretty! I especially like the wood grain background...looks awesome with this card!!

pam said...

OMW this is stunning Leslie, what a beautiful image and colouring! your layout is perfect.
Pam x

Carol L said...

Your coloring is just extraordinary on this fantastic card! I love the wood planked background with that curvy stitched panel. Absolutely stunning creation!

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful. I adore the white space and the clean feeling. Great wood grain background.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, I love these colors, Leslie, and the beautiful woodgrain background is fabulous! Stunning card! Hugs and love! xoxo

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