Thursday, November 15, 2018

Introducing Snowdrops and Tea Roses

There's a delightful new digital stamp set release at Power Poppy today.  It's called Snowdrops and Tea Roses and, ohhhh, how pretty it is!  I printed the no-line version not too large so I could color the whole dainty, delicate, lovely thing.








Marcella's notes:

"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

27 comments:

Diane said...

WOW, what a lovely, lovely image and colored so beautifully and with pencils too!! A stunning Christmas card with every detail perfect!! AND, I love, love snowdrops and mixing them in with the Roses is genius!! I just bought a tiny little vase of snowdrops last week on my shopping spree, fake of course, but they look so real, real enough to make me happy!! Someday I just want to come and watch you color with all your various elements as I am sure I could learn a lot!!

Ros Crawford said...

You coloured that??? Holy Moly it's incredible!! I love the BG paper too.. Another stunner Leslie!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Leslie! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I thought you colored this with pencils, and I love the beautiful colors of the roses and leaves. Your berries are so perfectly coordinated with the roses, and I love the background. Stunning card layout with this wonderful DP and the dies. Absolutely LOVE it and am inspired to use my pencils again. I nearly did try them but ran out of time. So glad to have you on the team with us. You continue to delight me and all of us with your!! Hugs and love! xoxo

Yogi said...

oh soooo pretty. have a great day

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the combination of the snowdrops and tea roses! With your coloring they look so real!! Again DSP and dies add such detail!

Darlene said...

One word ... Drop Dead Gorgeous (ok, three words) LOL

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful and well colored.

pam said...

Wow so very beautiful Leslie, your colouring on this beautiful image is AMAZING!!!
Pam x

Pauline said...

One word sums this one up - STUNNING! Leslie your prismacolour pencil colouring is beautiful- lots of shading, highlights and depth! All this surrounded inside the beautiful frame. And of course the delightful christmas paper in behind. I haven't used my new Mintay paper yet, it's so pretty I just don't want to use it - lol - I know I have an illness when it comes to papers a real hoarder! Love the way you did the background with the copics, and the little bow to finish off. Leslie, I'm so glad you shared today, this just made my day. I'm off now until Monday, hopefully some major card making happens. Enjoy the rest of your week. Hugs,

nancy littrell said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Winter bouquet, Leslie. I love your softer more muted colors with pencils. Perfect for a Winter bouquet. Beautiful frame and background DSP too. TFS your Christmas beauty, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

laurie said...

Its so PRETTY!....and you make it sound so fun and easy when in reality it is so hard to color to make it look as beautiful as you do. You are truly gifted!!!

aussie aNNie said...

Leslie you have won me over with this adorable and refreshing designed card, I just love the Power Poppy stamps and yes, it's on my to buy list today.

The links to my images used for Digistamps 4 JOy are now up...

big hugs.xxx

Margaret said...

Wow! That is stunning! I love how you colored with the pencils. So pretty. Love the pretty frame too. Another fantastic card from you.

Sherri said...

Wow! I can see why you love this image so much ! It's absolutely gorgeous and especially with your beautiful coloring ! You do so wonderfully on coloring flowers that they always look like they could just pop off the page ! This is an awesome card, Leslie!

Patti J said...

Gosh, it's hard to believe that this is colored with pencils. What a stunning creation! Thanks for inspiring me to get my pencils out!

Broni said...

Your roses are so gorgeous, Leslie! I love that you went with a soft pastel color! And I can't believe what a beautiful blend you achieved with the pencils. I'm a clutz with them!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness, you have so knocked this out of the park, it is just stunning, You can just take any coloring medium out there and just do an outstanding job with it, your blending is just gorgeous. Then you went and framed it so perfectly, that is just too cool! Love the paper you chose for the background! All around amazing card!

Lynette said...

So, so beautiful, Leslie! I would really love to watch a video of you doing your coloring. Now THAT would be awesome.

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Leslie, your pencil colouring is out of this world. I love the depth of colour and the shading you created with the pencils :)

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh, Leslie, I'm here sitting staring at this gorgeous, amazing card and I'm in total awe at the beautiful way in which you colored this sweet image.
Love the look of Prismacolor pencils, they are becoming my other most favorite way to color my images.
This is a stunning, amazing card, the pattern paper just enhances your superb work.
Thank you for sharing, my friend.
XO
Maria.

Barbara said...

OMGoodness! I never thought that you would get such a gorgeous look with pencils and just blending them as you explained. What a sensational card this digit makes for Christmas and many other occasions. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cindy Beach said...

Oh my goodness, Leslie, this is my absolute favorite of your floral cards. Stunning! The layers of pencil coloring - I never would have guessed. Just a gorgeous image that you highlighted with such skill. LOVE the soft color choices and everything else about it! The bright white die framing the masterpiece and the pretty paper behind - all add the lovely unique details of your style.

Donna Ellis said...

Talk about the Warm-and-Cozies! Immediately, I could smell the fresh pine of your background tree and the lovely scent of roses greeting me! Such a way with color you have, Miss Leslie. To think these were done with colored pencils in such tiny nooks and crannies, is nothing less than mind boggling to me! LOVE IT! I especially love the tiny highlights in each berry, and the warm of little shadows in the snow drops. An exquisite design! hugs, de

Evelyn S. said...

You did this with pencils??? Amazing... but that's what I've come to expect of your coloring, no matter what medium you use. As usual, the card is layered with wonderful details. (I'm determined to catch up with your posts today.)

Stacy Morgan said...

Thud!!! Down right gorgeous. Leslie the no line coloring is fantastic but you brought this to life with the way you colored. The framing is perfect, love the way you created it to look like you are looking into a window from outside. Just gorgeous!

crafty-stamper said...

WOW stunning Christmas card love the beautiful image and fabulous colouring --my pencil colouring looks worse than a 3yrs old --love the die-cut frame too
Carol x

Traci M said...

Your framing of this gorgeous image and the softer pastels...just magical, Leslie!! I am so enamored by this card...sigh...the dreamy papers from Mintay are gorgeous as well. You’ve brought the two together in a magical way!

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