October Morning Glory


Hello!  Today's card is my DT project for the Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge group.  I will be hosting this week challenge and the theme is "use Flowers or Brads on your project."   Sponsored by  Rick St Dennis, Artist.  Here I am using Rick's October Morning Glory image.

One of the most challenge I find working with Copic is coloring skin tones. It's such a difficult area to master. Finding that perfect shade combination, blending flawlessly between each shade and knowing where to place the shadowing. This one turned out alright. I got a Copic color list going thanks to a very sweet blogger friend Cheryl of Cheryl Quilts. Cheryl is such a sweetheart! She knew my trouble and been sending me links to different skin tone coloring as she comes across. If you have a moment, I encourage you to check out her beautiful blog and see all her stunning coloring of the Power Poppy's blooms! My co-leader Linda W. also did the same for me. Hope you'll stop by her blog Scrapping Heaven as well. I'm so thankful to be blessed with so many wonderful crafty friends! 

My color combination here was inspired by the beautiful Morning Glory I grew in my front yard garden this summer. They were such a 'glory' welcoming sight each morning while waiting for the bus to arrive with my kids.

Copic color combo:

(skin tone) E50, E51, E53, R000, R11 (lip) RV00, V06 (eyes) BG10, B34, B04
(morning glory) RV00, V06, B02, YG23, G46 (hat/scarf) RV00, V06, RV02

If you have been following my blog for quite sometime, you know I am a big fan of dies and fancy frames. Here I am using Spellbeinders' Shapeabilities-dies-5x7-Mystical Embrace and Nestabilities Floral Ovals. I die cut the Mystical Embrace, twice, for the front and back. I then adhesive a piece of lavender cardstock to the back of each frame and then join them together with a 3.50x5 folded white cardstock. Next, I layer a single floral oval frame over on the front. Then, after coloring my image, I die cut it out with the floral oval frame and mount that with double layered of foam tape over. The sentiment is from Lili of the valley-Dreamy Days Circular Sentiments which I mounted with foam tape.

Here's what the top of the card and inside looks like. As you can see, I left a 1/4 inch at the fold, making it easier to open. 
I love flowers and love using them on my papercrafts. So for my embellishment, I paired the Creative Expressions Dies by Sue Wilson - Grand Vinery with the flower from Taylored Expressions' birds of a feather stamp set, which I stamped with distressed ink. I glued them to the vinery with glossy accent after fussy cut them out. I have put together a tutorial on how I made these flowers back in March when I first started blogging which you can find it HERE.

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  1. Christina this is gorgeous. Love the pretty dies and flower sprays.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Very, very beautiful card, image and design!

  3. Great idea Christina making the fold a little wider ... will remember then when I make another layer heavy card!
    Great card. I love your coloring! I'm still learning but have come to the conclusion that if I like the way it looks, then it's all good :O)
    (hugs) Cara

  4. As always, I love your coloring, and you know I love the frames you used. But I especially like those flowers that you did. I still do some flowers like that too. Great card my friend. :)

  5. Gorgeous card.Super colouring and just all those intricate die cuts.Just perfect for that elegant lady.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  6. So beautiful! I love the die cuts , flowers and image! Great job! I'm so happy you joined us for the Doodle Pantry AIMPDC! I hope you will join us again soon.