Welcome! It's been another crazy week here, though you can't tell it by how much I've posted lately. Suffice to say that I'll have plenty of posts over the next week--when it rains, it pours! Today's card is from Power Poppy's Instant Garden, a digital stamp homage to Van Gogh's sunflower series, called Sunshine of my Life. I cropped, flipped, and enlarged the image, but the original is shown below.
It's a truly lovely image to color! I Googled "Sunflower Images" and was surprised by the enormous variety of colors in sunflowers--you'd be amazed!
Shown above are the Copic Markers that I used to color the Sunshine of my Life sunflowers. I've already mentioned this, but I did enlarge, crop, and flip the image vertically; that's why it looks a bit different from the picture above.
I thought I would take pictures as I colored, stepping out the process. You may notice in the greenery above that I missed the underside of the small flower on the right. I didn't notice it until I started coloring my petals. I used a White Kirarina Wink to add back in some stark highlights in the center.
Here I've added my only flower center that shows. (Just like petals, the flowers centers come in more colors than you would expect!)
I used quite a few Copic yellows, though I could have used oranges, rusts, and even pinks here as well. (You have to check out Nancy's purple foliage--yes, they really do come in that color!)
Finally, I colored my vase with a variety of blue-green Copics. I wish I had moved my sentiment up some and made it the same blue as the cardstock mat, but I hadn't thought that far ahead when I printed the image and dropped a sentiment in place. (Moral of the story: plan ahead. . .)
I dyed some white seam binding with my Copic Various Inks to coordinate with my cardstock, leaving it kind of a mottled blue to blue-green. Cardstock is Tropical Teal from MFT Stamps, and my finished card size is 5-1/4" square.