Wednesday, January 8, 2020

A Rose for Sympathy

While I was taking a little blog break Marcella at Power Poppy came along and gave us a new digital stamp... and when I say "gave" I mean it's FREE to everyone!  It's called Rose -- a simple name for an image of classic elegance.

Marcella created this digital rose in collaboration with Alyce Keegan of Kit and Clowder for one of Alyce's free coloring classes.  This is a big deal for anyone who wants to learn more about coloring.  I checked it out and I'm a little bit stunned by her generosity.  What an opportunity!

For today's rose I used SU Watercolor Wonder crayons (retired), coral over yellow.




I bring these watercolor crayons out to play every now and then.  They're a bit waxy so the colors spread differently than regular paints.  Also, I don't get a lot of saturation.  Nevertheless, I still have them after all these years, and they look so pretty all lined up in their tins.




Needing to replenish my sympathy cards, I chose Power Poppy's Soothing Sympathy clear set for my sentiment.

I'll see you again on Friday.  Wishing you a happy day!


26 comments:

Hannelie said...

So very beautiful Leslie! Thank you so much for the link to this amazing freebie! On my way to grab it right now!
Hugs

Diane said...

This is probably one of my favorite color of Roses, the pink and yellows!! So very delicate and pastel...I just love this!! How fun to get a free digital, will have to check it out....this makes me want to add more Roses to my own garden, I gave up years ago when the Japanese Beatles were eating everything...sigh!

Cindy Beach said...

Such a great freebie, will check it out! Absolutely love the elegance and beauty of your card. I love the pinks and yellows for the rose and your exquisite coloring!

Yogi said...

BEAUTIFUL.
So I joined BIG GRIN. Now just need some time to check it out and play. Have a great day

Christine Alexander said...

stunning watercolouring of your rose with the pencils, gorgeous depth of colour :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous the way you colored the image. I grabbed that Rose too. I love it but only got as far as printing it out but maybe I can do some coloring this week if time permits.

Margaret said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love the two-toned rose. I actually signed up for this class with K&C so I was able to get this rose image. I haven't colored mine up yet, but may try it in a couple different mediums.

Donna Ellis said...

I cannot think of anything so soothing as the colors in a "peace" rose, Leslie, UNLESS, it is a rose you have colored. Your two vertical panels look "one" with your rose's stem, and the rich colors. It's a beautiful sympathy card! hugs, de

Glenda said...

Gorgeous my friend. I'm off to check this out! Thanks!

Cat Craig said...

Beautifully colored Leslie. Such a classic image. Perfect for a sympathy card.

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

Oh my, what a generous offer. The rose is just beautiful and your watercoloring is as well. I love the colors you used. The sentiment is perfect as well. I always find it hard to make sympathy cards.

Judy Woodland said...

Oh Leslie, this is so stunning. Your coloring is perfect and that patterned paper is a wonderful compliment. Beautiful design, I'm pinning!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow it just amazes me how you can color in any kind of medium and just do an outstanding job, this totally looks like it is a real rose, the colors and the way you blended them is just wonderful!! I like how you added a couple strips of your basic grey pack for a bit of pattern with it. I love that sentiment too, Beautifully done!

Pauline said...

What a gorgeous card Leslie, and love that you made this into a sympathy card. Unfortunately we can never have too many of these on hand, at least for me they get used quite frequently. Beautiful water colouring with the crayons. You know, I have these too and I can't remember the last time I used them. Your card colour and layering of paper is very tastefully done! And somehow I missed this freebie, so just went and grabbed it, thank you for that! So glad to see your card today, I am still in a slump of no card making. I think you might of inspired me to do some stamping tonight! Looking forward to your Friday post. Have an awesome day!

Darlene said...

OMG this is just GORGEOUS!!!!!

Vicki said...

This is stunning and so elegant, Leslie! Your coloring is amazing as always. I was so happy to have you stop by my blog. I will definitely be stopping back to visit you again!

aussie aNNie said...

wow oh so gorgeous Leslie, so love love love this and your colours.xx

nancy littrell said...

Thank you for sharing the free digi rose and free class link, Leslie. Your rose is so gorgeous. I do not have the SU crayons, but do have the Tim Holtz. Must try your technique. A really stunning sympathy card, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely beautiful rose and fabulous colouring
Carol x

Pam Sparks said...

oh I'm tempted to click your link to the class! Your card is so lovely and your choice of papers to use with it are exquisite! I wish you lived across the street from me so I could consult you on cards! :D So beautifully colored Leslie!

Ros Crawford said...

It's a beautiful freebie and you have coloured it to perfection... It looks so real! I'm in awe!

Darnell said...

Holy moly roses, this is stunning! I don't do digis, but I'm going to have to figure how for this rose. It is sooooo perfectly drawn and your coloring is just perfection, Leslie! I'll check out the class, too! Thank you!! Hugs, Darnell

laurie said...

I never got the hang of the crayons...I think I still have some somewhere. But you sure know how to color with those too...your rose is gorgeous!

Kathy Krug said...

Oh my word this is gorgeous. I have never heard of water color crayons, but you have created a beautiful rose with them.

Barbara said...

A beautifully colored rose and so delicate. It has the WOW factor.

Henriƫtte said...

Gorgeous colouring of this beautiful rose.
Your card is beautiful, I love the layers, it makes the card so elegant.
Thank you so much for sharing and have a great weekend.