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Friday, January 8, 2016

Calla Lilies for Freshly Made Sketches #218.....

Hello everyone: I have a card to share with you today using  the very simple and elegant sketch from Kim Singdahlsen over at the Freshly Made Sketches , here is my card.
This image is from a retired Flourishes set called "Calla Lilies" this images are so beautiful.  I wanted to color them the right way so I went to Google and I got an eye full, this lovely flowers come in all kinds of colors, from pinks to deep purples, soft yellows and oranges, reds and white, some with deep colored centers and white on the outside, a marvel of Nature and a delight to see.
I stamped this image onto a piece of Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored it with SU markers in Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and More Mustard. 
The pictures of this flowers showed a bit of texture on the cup so I added some Prismacolor pencil #995 in Mulberry. Here is a picture of the actual flower.

I just love this color. Here is a close up of my flowers.

I heat embossed the sentiment from the same set in gold, this is the only "bling" I'm adding to this card, the little linen tread bow just adds a bit of texture to the design.  The two brackets tied with the bow are from a Spellbinders labels set.

Here is a picture of the finished inside, the sentiment is from the set and the butterfly is from a retired SU set called Nature's Walk.

This is the sketch that inspired this card.

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


18 comments:

  1. So pretty and what a beautiful color ! Your combining of those purples resulted in a fairy tale color for your flowers !!
    Just so soft and lovely !

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    1. Thank you Sonny, I was amazed at the huge array of colors I found, the texture is just lovely.

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  2. Oh now isn't that greenhouse full of Calla Lillies just gorgeous? Nice choice in Rich Razzeberry very beautiful image and lovely little gold sentiment for Sympathy, very classy Maria!

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    1. Thank you Patti, this flowers are simple but so beautiful. The sentiment has very small font but with the gold embossing, really stands out.

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  3. Maria, your colouring is brilliant, love how close you got the colour. Your card looks wonderful

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  4. Thank you Aileen, I needed to see the real flowers to try to match their color the best I could.

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  5. I love the elegant labels and twine that you used across the top of the card. The rich greens and the neutrals are a wonderful backdrop to the calla lilies. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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    1. Thank you Kim, I wanted to keep the colors of the background a bit muted so the flowers can stand out.
      It's always fun to play along at FMS.

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  6. I agree with Sonny on the beautiful color. I can imagine little fairies fluttering in and out of the lilies playing hide and seek.

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    1. Thank you Lisa, love the idea of the Fairies playing around this gorgeous flowers.

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  7. Beautiful coloring as always, Maria!

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  8. Gorgeous image and so beautifully colored! This is such an elegant card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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    1. Thank you Karren, it's always great to join in the fun at FMS.

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  9. Those flowers are so gorgeous!! What a stunning design and I just love how you've used the sketch too! The embossed sentiment really stands out beautifully on your design! HUGS

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  10. Thank you Vicki, I love this sketch, simple and so pretty, it compliments this small bouquet of Calla Lilies beautifully.

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  11. WOW what a beautiful job you did with these callas!

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    1. Thank you Christine, this images are lovely.

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