Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 331 - Favorite Embellishment

Welcome back! Time for a Tuesday Throwdown challenge, this time using your favorite embellishment. Our sponsor is Power Poppy and I have to say I am in love with her images.
Heck, I sat and admired the images for days before attempting to color; they are that gorgeous.

The image used today is Ruffled Wild Orchids. Took a break from Copics and used Prismacolor  pencils. I even managed to jot down what I used. This is the first time I have not used Gamsol with my pencils; all blending was using the white pencil and I am happy with the results. Colors used will be at the end of the post.

After coloring, I put my daughter to work (again) to cut the image (such good mother/daughter bonding time) while I tried to figure out what I wanted for an embellishment. Since I am usually a clean and simple card maker this was a bit of a challenge. I found the "negative" of a die cut which I turned into a frame. One of my favorite ways to embellish is digging through those paper scraps. Does that count? Okay, this frame is one of my favorite embellishments, tend to use it a lot.

Once the background was decided, the rest came together quickly. The card is 5 x 7". The orchids are popped up half way up the frame to give some depth. The sentiment, which also comes with the image, is raised from the card. Additional embellishments are 3 black "flowers" doodads mounted to the side for balance. Here is the finished product.

Now is the time I ask that you visit the sponsor's shop (you won't be disappointed) and remind you to enter the Tuesday Throwdown challenge this week so why are you still reading this blog? All kidding aside, I appreciate everyone who stops by, love comments, new followers and certainly look forward to seeing some entries.

I didn't forget - here are the Prismacolor Pencil numbers I used.
  Greens: 988, 911, 1005
  Yellow: 1011
  Pink/Reds: 1014, 929, 993, 994
  Blender 938

Parting thought: "Where flowers bloom so does hope."
                                       Lady Bird Johnson


  1. Your coloring is so pretty! Love the vibrant colors on top the of the black and white background.

  2. Beautiful card! I am trying to contact you as you won a prize from Knitty Kitty Digis as part of the blog hop. If you are interested in claiming it, would you please email me?
    Thanks, Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

  3. Great minds think alike hard to choose which image to use and we picked the same one! Love the Prismacolor pencils....I thought for sure it was Copics. Love the negative frame and how you popped up part of the flower. Pretty pretty card!

  4. What a beautiful design Birdie. I love the gorgeous colors a bellies used. Your use of pencils is outstanding. I thought they were markers. Fantastic job!

  5. Awe so sweet and charming, beautiful design and fab coloring.