Sunday, February 5, 2017

Pansy: No line Coloring ~ Power Poppy, Hello, Hello!!  I realize it's not Friday, so this post is probably a bit unexpected, but  today is the release date for a new Power Poppy digital image called Pansies.  

Pansies are near and dear to my heart.  My mother's favorite flower was the Pansy, and mine is the Sunflower.  I moved over 2000 miles away when I got married over 27 years ago, so our time together was always very precious.  First thing in the morning, I would get out "our" mugs and we would share a cup of coffee together.  She had her Pansy mug, and I had my Sunflower mug.  These mugs must be at least 25+ years old because she's been gone over 22 years now.  But I still have them, and they are treasured as well as the memories!  

Power Poppy has a new challenge for the month too, hosted by our dear, and oh-so-talented Bloom Brigader, Cindy Lawrence.  She is challenging us to use the No line coloring technique. 
This card was a challenge for me because this was the very first time I tried the "No line coloring" technique by myself.  (I took some Copic classes where it was taught, but that is quite different from going out on your own...)  It was a challenge, and I have a very long ways to go, but I am happy that I actually tried it.

I printed the image in a light gray and colored it with Copics.  I also used some pointillism in the background, as well as a burnishing technique for the flowers to give them some extra depth and texture.  I posted a "Burnishing" tutorial on the Power Poppy blog a couple of years ago, that you can find it HERE.

That's it for my project.  Now be sure to check out the following Bloom Brigade blogs for some incredible inspiration!
CopicsFlowers ~ V0000, V000, V01, V20, Y0000, Y00, Y35 Leaves ~ G24, G21, G20 Background ~ T0, T1, T2, B00

Thank you so much for dropping by!  I hope your week is off to a fantastic start!

  Happy Stamping!


StampsPansies (Power Poppy Digital)
Paper:  X-Press It, Enchanted Garden Collection (Bo Bunny), Bazill, White (PTI) 
Ink:  Printer
Dies:  Double Stitched Oval (Die-namics), Double Pierced Rectangle (Avery Elle), Stitched Picot Ribbon (Jillian Vance Design)
Accessories:  Copics, Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Embossing Folder (We R Memory Keepers), Sewing Machine 


Karen W said...

You did a beautiful job on this no line coloring, I tried it and it was a disaster, LOL Gorgeous card!!

Barbara said...

You did a beautiful job on this card. It looks like a gorgeous free hand painting. Love your story about your Mom and the time that you spent together by starting out the day sharing a cup of coffee. Those are such precious memories. You should frame this card and display it along with your Mom's cup.

Lenoria said...

This is a gorgeous card, I love your coloring and everything about this card!

Linda Carson said...

Wow Tosh that's gorgeous! Can't believe this is your first attempt! It's truly picture perfect!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Tosh, this is GORGEOUS! I also cannot believe this is your first real attempt at no-line coloring. I would never have guessed that. Truly, I love the colors and beautiful pointillism that makes them pop even more. And what gorgeous DP and embossing. Stunning card with the details and finishing touches! And what precious memories of your dear mom and how you would have a cup of coffee together. I have such fond memories of my mom too, and it's a joy to have such great memories of someone we love so dearly! Sending you warm hugs and love, sweet friend! xoxo

Nancy said...

I so enjoyed your story of your mother! Your card is sensational! I think you have nailed this technique!

Dandi93 said...

My first comment gave me an error so let me try again. You did an awesome job for your first time with No Line Coloring Tosha, I wouldn't have believed it until I read it. Loved the memories of your mom and the two cups.

Leslie Miller said...

Tosh, your story is as beautiful as your gorgeous card. I can't believe this is your first no-line coloring. Just goes to show how amazingly talented you are. The quilted background and stitched oval are so perfect with the pansies. Love the soft pointillism shading, too. Very feminine and totally lovely!

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