Friday, June 5, 2020

Single Zinnia

Hello and welcome!  I'm glad you could join me today.

I've colored a big flower that I hope will inject a little cheer into your day.  It's Power Poppy Zinnia Parade digital stamp.  It struck me that this digi set is just the sort of happy coloring my heart needs right now.  Easy, cute, fun!  It's also another experiment with my Cryogen Ivory cardstock.  I used Prismacolor pencils again, but this time I blended with Gamsol odorless mineral spirits.  Sorry Cryogen, but I can't make myself love you, tsk tsk.  I have one more digi printed on this paper and I'm not sure what to try next.




Red gingham sure has a way of adding a homespun look to a card, doesn't it?  The card base with patterned paper was already made and sitting in my card parts drawer.  I have quite a variety I've made up, then changed my mind and tossed them into the drawer... now I'm trying to make a point of using them.  This old paper seemed just right for my Zinnia!




Part of the difficulty with Cryogen paper is getting an adequate photo.  It has a shimmer which reflects light aka glare.  The picture below gives you an idea of the shimmer, but it's actually barely noticeable to the naked eye.




Well, that's it from me this week.  For something really pretty have a look here:


Thank you for your time today.  Wishing you peace and love.


22 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

Oh it's breathtaking... Beautifully coloured and so gorgeous!

Lynette said...

Your card is beautiful, Leslie, and your cutting is so perfect! I love the way you've finished it off, too. I have tons of "card parts," but I don't believe I have any cardfronts that are covered with patterned paper. :)

Glenda said...

Gorgeous my friend!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful image and fabulous colouring-love all the shimmer
Carol x

Donna Ellis said...

Leslie, I’ve never tried the Cryogen paper before, so I’ve no experience with it, but your always incredibly skilled hands have certainly been successful with it! Your color choices are fabulous, and the textures are certainly interesting and pretty! Hugs, de

Pauline said...

Eek!! Oh my goodness Leslie, I love this card! Very homespun look, love your background papers, so perfect for your beautifully coloured Zinnia! When I saw your card at first I thought it was from a new release from PP that I hadn't see, then noticed you said it was a digital, took a look at it and realized I do have this one, but I guess just don't recall this singular image! Wow, just so sweet of a card, your little tag (adorable)! I never used Cryogen cardstock before, but boy does it ever have a shimmer to it. So excited to see your card today, as I love when you colour! Enjoy your day Leslie, hugs!

Yogi said...

Hello Friend back at you. Very pretty. Lovely coloring. Have a great day and my Lilacs are in full bloom...

Bonnie said...

The gingham paper is a perfect accompaniment to this beautiful zinnia, Leslie! Love how you've shaded the petals and vase!

Margaret said...

Your image is really pretty! Don't let anyone say different. I love the look. Very pretty too with the gingham paper. The way you colored the vase too is fabulous. It's great that you can use up things that you have put aside.

pam said...

Gorgeous image and wonderful colouring Leslie! love your backing papers and layout.
Pam x

CaroleAnn said...

I feel like I can pick that flower right out of your card - it is so full of dimension with your coloring skills! So very pretty. I love how you created that little tag too! Perfection in full color!!!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

Such a pretty card - love the gingham and DSP card base. Gingham always makes me smile! Your coloring is beautiful as always. I feel like I could reach out and touch it! Enjoy your weekend!

aussie aNNie said...

Great card and awesome design with this paper and image used...hope all's good.♥

Conniecrafter said...

I think you could color on any surface and make it outstanding :)
love the fun vase for your lovely flower, isn't it funny how the camera can pick up things you can't see. I love how you have the tag hanging from the jute, neat touch!!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Zinnia Leslie, and love the DP behind :)

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous colored zinnia, Leslie. I love your DSP framing and sweet Hello Friend tag. I went over to see Christine's gorgeous rose card and left a comment. You both are amazing coloring artists and have a similar layering card style. TFS my friend. It has been a tough week with all the states peaceful demonstrating to support racial injustice. Stay safe and creative my dear friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

ChristineCreations said...

Gorgeous colouring and blending on this one Leslie! Wow it’s a beauty!

Cindy Beach said...

I think your paper from your card parts drawer couldn't be more perfect for the gorgeous image! It looks inviting and comforting and beauty is just the balm we need right now. It certainly did make me smile, Leslie! I don't know about the paper but the coloring is exquisite! Zinnias were always prominent in my Mom's rock garden.

Cat Craig said...

Good for you to use up some papers. Your zinnia is fabulous. You have mad coloring skills love how you manage to save the light spaces...I have trouble with that. Hugs.

Diane said...

So beautifully created and I love the gingham of course! I have tried this paper, but you did an amazing job of it with that gorgeous flower!! I have not been able to create anything since last month, so I need inspiration and this sure does that!! Things are pretty quiet here for now, lets hope they stay that way.

laurie said...

Beautiful!! That shimmer is gorgeous!

Loll said...

Your zinnia is STUNNING, Leslie! Your colouring is always amazing and I love how you've paired your image with a mix of patterns for your framing. So cool! Agree about red gingham ... that's the BEST colour of gingham! xx

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