"The first in a series of bouquets nestled inside vintage French café au lait bowls. Festive enough for Christmas cards; cozy enough for a winter’s afternoon coloring session. This scene features a trio of hybrid tea roses arranged with crisp white snowdrops and variegated holly. Be open and adventurous with your coloring, ie: berries can be white/pink/light green if you are using red roses. Holly doesn't always have to be red. Remember, we are making the picture, nature is just one of our inspirations.
Digital download includes a no line version, and two merry sentiments.
A few tea rose varieties to use as inspirations to make this bouquet especially festive: 'Bewitched' (pale pink), 'Neil Diamond' (red-and-white streaked), 'Cinnamon Dolce' (dark red with pink streaks), 'Gemini' (creamy center with coral pink edges), 'World War II Memorial Rose' (light pink with tinges of red)."
I used Prismacolor pencils for today's card, and not my usual way of blending with odorless mineral spirits. Rather, I blended one pencil into another, coloring over and over. I do love the control and detail with pencils. Fun for a change! The background was done with Copic markers.
I cropped one of the sentiments and tucked it up close, then framed and finished. One more done for Christmas!
Please visit the Power Poppy blog for more from Marcella and a link list to all the Instant Gardeners' gorgeous creations with Snowdrops and Tea Roses. Thanks much for your visit. Hugs and happy day!
Stamps: Power Poppy Snowdrops and Tea Roses digital set Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Mintay Christmas Stories designer paper Ink: Printer Coloring: Prismacolor Pencils, Copics in background only Accessories: Impression Obsession All-In-One-Frames-Oval, Poppystamps Prim and Proper Bow