Monday, July 01, 2013

Beautiful World Tour - Citrus Colors

Welcome to the July Beautiful World Tour, brought to you by Flourishes! Each month the team presents a themed blog hop, hosted by our group of international designers... we are literally spread out all over the globe!  At the heart of our projects is the idea of truly showcasing beauty in card making – whether it just be in a beautifully colored image, a fabulous way to incorporate an embellishment or a new twist on a card layout.

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This month we've been challenged to work with citrus colors! What a fun summer palette. I used this color prompt from Design Seeds for inspiration, and threw in a little extra orange for good measure.


The floral bouquet image is from the Spring Bouquet set - it's beautiful and so versatile because of its large size.


I stamped the image several times in Memento Potter's Clay ink then colored in the panel using Prismacolor pencils.


The sentiment is from the Hydrangea set.


To achieve the ruffly effect on my sheer ribbon, I heated it carefully with my heat tool.

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35 comments:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh my gosh, this is brilliant, breathtakingly beautiful! <3

Anne-Elise said...

Wow, what a piece of art, Dina! So beautifully colored!! Love the background paper and the pretty bow too! Hugs

Mojca said...

I would call it explosion of colours! Gorgeous! Hugs! Mojca

Kris B said...

Your card is gorgeous! Prismacolor pencils are my favorite coloring medium, so I love seeing projects colored with them. Hopefully some day I will be able to color as beautifully as you do! TFS

Bridget said...

Dina, this is stunning - grapefruit pink is my favourite shade these days - I could lost in your colouring, it's just breathtaking!

Karen W said...

Wow this is gorgeous. I just love her flowers, they are so perfect! Beautiful card!!

Kathy Jones said...

GASP!!!! STUNNING!!! Dina, you are on FIRE, this is exquisite!!

Valerie said...

Amazing colouring I thought it was designer backing paper!
Val x

Christine Nixon said...

Wow, I love that citrus palette and you demonstrated it beautifully in your image. Great coloring!

Jean Bullock said...

I am speechless. No, I'm not ... this is gorgeous. The coloring is exquisite. The layering perfect. The sentiment is perfect. The bow is perfect. Wow. I pinned. http://pinterest.com/pin/415386765601452519/

stampqueen said...

WOW!!!! Stunning -your colors and coloring skill are both wonderful!!

Joan V said...

Oh Dina, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love that you stamped the image in Potter's Clay. It is so much softer than black. Thanks for the inspiratio.

Sue D said...

Very pretty in citrus colors.

Asha said...

Breathtakingly stunning. Deliciously juicy colours....and flawless colouring! TFS.
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Helen said...

WOW! Your colouring is absolutely AMAZING! I have recently coloured that image and I know how long it takes so what you have done with this card just had my jaw dropping!!

Anonymous said...

Amazingly beautiful flowers!!! And the best part is you colored with pencils, my favorite medium. Really think the white sentiment panel and ribbon set this off perfectly. The citrus colors with a dash of extra orange are gorgeous. nise

Katie said...

Beautiful! I love how you stamped it multiple times. And that sentiment is wonderful too. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

lisa808 said...

Wow--this is a masterpiece! Your coloring is amazing. I love the colors and image you chose. Absolutely stunning card.

Em said...

The stamp is just beautiful and you have done it justice with your extraordinary coloring.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Exquisite coloring. Those flowers really pop off the page. It inspires me to dust off my Prismas and start coloring.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Absolutely gorgeous Dina! The colouring is stunning.

Mary Ann said...

WOW!AWESOME CARD!!!Beautiful colors,Love your coloring!!!

Deborah Anton said...

Gorgeous card Dina! That coloring is fabulous the colors chosen are perfect!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous coloring and image Dina! Very inspiring!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, with beautiful coloring. Mary L Schreiber

Petti said...

This is just stunning!

Sabrina said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love all the beautiful colors!!

Janis said...

Such a beautiful card!! I am glad to see a card colored with Prismacolors....since I do have a big set of those and I don't have Copics! :) Your coloring is gorgeous and I love the idea for carefully heating the sheer ribbon. I'll have to play around with that idea!

zehra said...

Gorgeous card, great colors

TLady said...

OH MY DINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CARD!!!!!!!!:) LOOOOOOOOOVE florals anyway!!!! BUT, your card is GORGEOUS!!!!! WHAT WONDERFUL COLORING SKILLS & WHAT LUCIOUS COLORS!!!!!!!!!:) THIS IS FABULOUS!!!!!!!:)

Rosy Newlun said...

This simply stuns and takes my breath away. Humbled.

Tamiko McCurry said...

Absolutely gorgeous.. striking colors.. lots of definition.. TFS I need a Dina K. credit card to follow you around buy all your stamps and supplies... lol..

Heather said...

This is so gorgeous! Your stamping and coloring look like a beautiful piece of designer paper!! And I love that you didn't do a whole lot else to the card; it's awesome!

Queen-of-Cards said...

simply gorgeous!

Suzy S. said...

This is just breathtaking!! It's a work of art!!! Love the combination of colors that were picked.