Monday, May 6, 2019

Sunset Sway

One must have sunshine, freedom, and a Power Poppy Sunset Sway digi stamp colored with Copics on watercolor paper.




One sentence pretty much sums it up, but I'll also tell you that I'd planned to watercolor these flowers, hence the printing on watercolor paper, but then decided I'd printed it too small to really enjoy the process.  This is a 5" card.




I did partial framing with a fine tipped black pen with the sentiment bumped out to give this very clean and simple card a little something extra.




I just had to stop in the middle of everything and color some flowers.  Have a beautiful day!



24 comments:

Glenda said...

What a beauty! Those tulips are glorious and just steal the show. Of course the sentiment also is just perfect! All this colored to perfection and set on a pretty blue base makes this a card I would love to receive anytime!

Sherri said...

Omg, Leslie! You are absolutely the queen of coloring flowers! Nobody can touch your coloring and it doesn't even matter what medium you use to do it! They always look like a photograph when you finish and I can almost smell them! This is drop dead gorgeous!! Love the way you designed this as well! It's 100 percent perfect!!

Donna Ellis said...

Just when I imagine you can no longer surpass what you've already shared, you come up with another jaw-dropping, sigh-inducing, nature-laden Beauty! How do you do it? Words escape me! (we all know how difficult that is to do LOL). Taken for granted, your impeccable coloring is fabulous -- but let's move on to that fabulous'er thin-line black frame. If I were to try to do that, my ruler (or tool) would somehow jerk or move, ruining the creation. Then I'd have to leap to a wonky frame and pretend it was part of the design. I especially like the way the sentiment was incorporated - will definitely case that idea of trying some sort of " partial interior frame" that is open to the sentiment. Seems like I'm rather unimaginative when it comes to adding them to my cards. GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS GORGEOUS! BTW, I am enjoying the accessories you add to your photos. Brings out the fun you had while creating! hugs, de

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Leslie, OMG those flowers are stunning. You blow me away with your colouring :)

Yogi said...

GORGEOUS!!. Love the image and your coloring and that quote is great. Beautifully done. Have a great day

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a beautiful card to start off the week! Love the tulips and of course your coloring! Very interesting how you did the partial framing. And as usual your sentiment is perfect! Have a wonderful week!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, wow! Leslie, this is absolutely amazing, and your coloring is beyond words. Love the beautiful red and yellow flowers, but the others...swooning over those! Amazing! I truly love how you've finished it with the black line and the mat. Stunning card! Hugs! xoxo

Kathy Krug said...

Just lovely. The fine line and bumping out the sentiment make this CAS card special. Of course, your coloring is spectacular.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely stunning. What magnificent coloring. And, that is such a pretty flower image. I love it. You are so talented!

Diane said...

Amazing card and brilliantly colored! Gorgeous design and the 'black' frame around is perfection once again, gee if I did that it would look kindergarten! I always love to see what you have created, always with my morning coffee, it makes my day!!! I just received my 2nd (my first is a Halloween one) set of Power Poppy stamps...I sure hope I can do them justice..sigh!!

crafty-stamper said...

WOW stunning card love the partial frame with the inserted sentiment an inspired idea,beautiful image BUT your colouring is abolutely amazing!!!
Carol x

Maria Rodriguez. said...

WOW!! my friend, what a stunning card!!! the way you blend your colors is beyond words, absolutely gorgeous.
I've been wanting this image but I'm waiting to see if Marcy will bring it on a stamp set that maybe, possibly I can get next year? it's truly lovely.
I've been good, holding on to my resolution, but still having fun playing with my old, beloved sets.
Thank you for sharing this beauty Leslie, I'm pinning it to my Power Poppy board.
Sending hugs, my friend.
Maria.

Margaret said...

I think the image is aptly named. The flowers look like they are swaying and you've colored them to look like a sunset. There you go! Beautiful and I love the way you put the sentiment off to the side. Great card.

Traci M said...

Oh my word...this is just exquisite, Leslie!! I love the way you can bring an image to life...truly an an artist!! I really love your bumped out sentiment!! That would be so easy to mess up and yet, you didn’t! I always learn so much from you and so enjoy my visits here. Thank you so much for sharing and I’m sure you’re inspired by your beautiful gardens!

Darlene said...

OH! Be still my heart!! This is absolutely stunning! Your coloring is the best in blogland and I LOVE how you laid out the sentiment and clean lines to bring attention to it! Just GORGEOUS my friend! What a beautiful creation! WOW!

Cindy Beach said...

And I am so glad you did stop and color the flowers! This is stunning and the message is so uplifting too. LOVE this, It's always a treat to visit your blog, Leslie.

pam said...

What a stunning card Leslie! your colouring is just perfect, love this beautiful image and great idea to frame , the way you did..Perfect!.
Pam x

nancy littrell said...

OMG..Leslie, your CAS styled bouquet and framed card is so beautiful, my friend. I love how you drew a narrow black frame and bumped out your sentiment. So creative and wonderful way to keep your card design CAS. As always your coloring is gorgeous and such a colorful bouquet celebrating Spring. TFS your beauty. Hugs..Nancy

Ros Crawford said...

OMG!!! I'm speechless... You are so talented... This is like a photograph!

Pauline said...

WOW! Jaw-dropping gorgeous Leslie! This is absolutely stunning. Your colouring is amazing, I am mesmerized! Love the black lined frame and the sentiment is lovely! I'm in awe to say the least. This is deserving to be framed! Thanks for sharing - I love when you colour.Have a wonderful day. (Sorry for the late comment.)

Pam Sparks said...

WOW! Your flower coloring is just out of this world Leslie! Beautiful card, gorgeous design! Love it!

Karen Dunbrook said...

so very gorgeous....wow.
x Karen

Conniecrafter said...

You know when I read that you did copics on watercolor paper, I was thinking that is the first time I think she has done that, well you did a beautiful job of using them on the watercolor paper, just gorgeous! Love the way you did the framing with the sentiment off to the side like that also, so cool!

Lynette said...

Absolutely stunning!! I love the way you framed the image and sentiment, too. Everything is just perfect!

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