>

Thursday, June 28, 2018

BEAUTIFUL DAY

My card today is for Altenew Academy - day 5.  It involved some masking and then several coloring techniques with alcohol markers.



One of the things Kelly had in her lesson was a gradient background for her flowers.  My colors that I chose for both the background and the flowers were running dry so didn't do any shading of the blue and really had tough time with the flowers.  I couldn't bring myself to do the sentiment the way she did it - I am too much of a perfectionist and didn't have the guts to do it in case I messed up my coloring.  I did add drop shadows though and other details which I really like.  I will finish this card when I need it for something special  as I think the coloring took over an hour.

EDIT:  A friend need a 50th anniversary card - I die cut "50" from gold metallic paper and placed that in the middle - added a nice anniversary sentiment inside - done!!  And Susan loved it!

Thanks for stopping by and love to read your kind comments.

9 comments:

  1. Your background is beautiful! I'm sure you'll find the perfect way to finish it off when the time is right :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Such a beautiful flower card...great masking and coloring

    have a nice summer

    ReplyDelete
  3. gorgeous Betty. You did an awesome job on your flower colouring. I still have to try this one out. My Copics are few in numbers and I don't have enough blues to do the background.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Gorgeous card Betty! Your colouring is AMAZING! xx

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh wow--an hour well spent, Betty! Your coloring is always beautiful & what a perfect anniversary card with the gold 50!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Gorgeous coloring on all those pretty flowers, Betty! I'll bet your gold 50 looks amazing, too!

    ReplyDelete