Friday, May 8, 2020

Dazzling Display

Hello, friends!  It's Friday and I'm just now getting here for the first time this week.  I've been out in the garden and doing other things... mostly enjoying spring when the sun shines.  Three morning crafty sessions were spent coloring the image on today's card and two more mornings were spent trying to get a satisfactory photograph.  I'm calling it finished now, so here it is:  Power Poppy Dazzling Display digital stamp, colored with Prismacolor pencils on Cryogen ivory cardstock.




I've heard how Cryogen cardstock is good for Copics and pencils.  I didn't care for it with Copics, and now that I've tried pencils with it I can't say I'm a fan of that, either.  My particular Cryogen cardstock is years old and maybe it's different now.  I don't know.  I will try again with another idea.  Colorers who are far more skilled than me have recommended Cryogen, so please don't consider my judgement final.

But... isn't this is a pretty digi stamp?  I want to show you the whole set:




You can see I enlarged the smaller image quite a lot just so I could focus on these cute flowers and the berries.  Marcella says these flowers are Primroses, but they can be anything you want them to be.  My crazy dotted background is done with Copics.  Just playing around.




Well, that's it for me this week.  Let's see what my Powerhouse Teamies have been up to:

Stacy
Allison
Christine
Power Poppy Blog

I hope you're all well as we head into the weekend.  I'm retired, so it's all the same.  Today I'm enjoying a picnic day with Rich and the dogs.  Everything is closed up, but we know where to go.  A day out is just what I need.  Take care!


25 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

What a brilliant card, image and most amazing awesome colouring. Love this...x

Diane said...

Wow, colored with pencils...amazing!! Such pretty and vibrant colors you have achieved and a beautiful background too. It's been a bit cool here so am hoping next week I can get back out in the gardens!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Darnell said...

Oooh, imagining you and Rich and the dogs away from home at a secret picnic just makes me green with envy, Leslie! Not really ~ I'm delighted that you are able to do that. It must be so good for the soul! Your card really is amazing and I can see how much time and love went into making it! Someone will cherish it!! Take care and keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

Christine Alexander said...

your colouring is sunning Leslie, I've never tried alcohol pens or pencils on cryogen card. I'll have to give it a go.
I'm out in the garden this weekend, although in Vancouver it may get a little hot :)

laurie said...

Love the vibrant colors...gorgeous blooms...stunning!

Donna Ellis said...

Exquisite, Leslie! I love the way you have enlarged that digital image! It's beautiful. hugs, de

Margaret said...

Stunning is all I can say! I love our coloring always. the colors you choose for your projects are always beautiful and perfect for the image. Here, I love your dotted background. I think that does make it dazzle. I hope you enjoy your picnic. We are still observing the lockdown although I did go out twice to two different places to pick up food that I ordered online. Have a Happy Mother's Day!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful coloring details, Leslie! I love red flowers and the blue berries are a perfect complement! I'm amazed at your dotted background! I love how it adds visual texture to the background! Enjoy your picnic!

Yogi said...

Just beautiful. Wonderful coloring. Enjoy your garden and have a great spring... Have a great day

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful image and fabulous colouring -love the dotty background-hope you enjoyed your day out and picnic we have had three glorious days here but just spent in the garden
Carol x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Leslie this is so gorgeous. Wonderful coloring and colors.

Cindy Beach said...

I'm so glad you had a day out for a ride, Leslie! I think that may be what I needed!
Your coloring on these flowers is so beautifully done! I love the deep red blue and green and your details are wonderful. Can I say amazing, dazzling even? The black mat adds just the right balance to the boldness of the colors.

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What an absolute gorgeous card! Your coloring is always fantastic but this card goes to the top of the list. Your playing around is amazing! What a nice thing - a picnic!! We are still struggling to get some spring. Rain and snow is expected tonight and tomorrow. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Conniecrafter said...

Hope you had a good day out, I agree we need them every once in awhile!

Beautiful job on this card, love deep colors you brought to this and your background is fantastic with it, great with your sentiment! I have the same problem, I see someone doing something on a certain paper and it just doesn't work for me, but this looks fantastic!

Loll said...

AMAZING colouring of this beautiful image Leslie! I love the vibrant colours you've used for your flowers. And the dotty background is very artsy and fun! xx

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This card is so amazing Leslie. Your colouring is outstanding and I absolutely love those vibrant colours.

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous Leslie! Love the contrast between your deep tones flowers against your more muted background! Your pencil colouring is amazing Leslie, love the depth you achieved. I'm so happy to see your card today, as you always inspire me in some way! I hope you had a dazzling day with Rich and the dogs. Your picnic sounds just what we all need, a day away enjoying the surrounds of nature! Be well, take care,

Cat Craig said...

I'm loving all the dots you've added to the background, they really enhance your lovely flowers. Stay well. Hugs.

Lynette said...

Gorgeous, as usual, Leslie! I always love your coloring. I hope you enjoyed your outing. We went on a picnic/outing last Sunday with our son and his family. It was a great time and we were able to stay away from others.

Camille Short said...

WOW!!! This is just AMAZING!!! love everything about it, all the different elements and the colors - just a wonderful creation for sure to be enjoyed and treasured :)

Henriëtte said...

Gorgeous card Leslie, I love the bright pencil colouring. The background is awesome, one technique to keep in mind for a background.
Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful week.

Ros Crawford said...

So beautiful! I love the depth of colour and how you bring everything to life... The background is amazing!

pam said...

Absolutely gorgeous Leslie! what a beautiful floral display, your colouring as always is perfect.
Pam x

Darlene said...

WOW! How'd I miss this beauty? Must have been all my outside work getting in the way of computer/crafting ... let's see Friday post ... yep that's the day the mulch was delivered and we were out all day mulching. LOVE your design and the colors are glorious! And, I really like how you did that dotted background ... looks awesome! You staged this card just perfect with that adorable & beautiful china piece (bird I'm assuming). The colors are the same and just beautiful! Thanks for always inspiring me and lifting my spirits with your beautiful creations.

Stacy Morgan said...

Oh I LOVE your colored pencils. This turned out way better than my tries. This is rich and adore that you enlarged the blooms. Beautiful!

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