Monday, March 8, 2010

Tulip Window

Sew Many Cards is proud to have KLM Designs as a sponsor this month.

I am especially excited about this because I am privileged to serve on the design team of both of these marvelous companies. That means I have a good reason to create with both Sew Many Cards images and KLM Designs images each week. How fun is that!?!?!?

Kathryn, the owner of KLM Designs has generously donated an incredible prize package to the winner of this week's Sew Many Cards Challenge. The winner will receive 3 KLM digital images of her choice! Wow! Who wouldn't want to win that? So be sure to create a card/project for this week's challenge - it's all about boys! The details can be found on the Sew Many Cards Challenge Blog.

KLM Digi Stamps (KLM Designs) was started by a Mother & Daughter team. Kathryn (owner of KLM Digi Stamps) and Sue (Company’s artist) started designing digital stamps for their own creations. After much response & excitement to their designs they formed KLM Digi Stamps.

KLM carry’s a large selection of designs from clowns, which are the company’s signature design todigital sentiments. All images are delivered ZIP format. Each image file contains JPEG and PNG format files. Images can be resized, reversed and altered to your likings.

My card for today was created with the KLM Designs Tulip Window image.

Awwwwww... how refreshing! Another springtime creation. (I think I mentioned yesterday that I am so tired of winter and ready for spring.)
I actually colored this image during the lunch break while attending the Copic Certification Class this past weekend. I was practicing some of the techniques that Lori and Sharon were teaching us.
The yellow tulip and the leaves were both colored in much the same way I've been using my Copic markers I colored them with a lighter color, then outlined with a darker shade of same color. Finally, I colored them again with the original lighter color to blend the two together.
The lavendar tulip was colored using a feathering gradient technique. With this technique I took a lighter shade of lavendar and colored from the top downward. I then took a slightly darker shade of the same color and colored from the bottom upward, blending the two shades together.
The peach tulip (which is my favorite one) was colored iwth a tip-to-tip blending method. With this method I added a bit of dark color to the tip of a light-colored marker by touching the two tegether. I then colored fromthe bottom of my tulip upward, reapplying darker ink to the light-colored marker as needed.
Thanks for checking out my blog post. I'd love to see one of your creations, too, in the Sew Many Cards challenge.

Image: KLM Designs Tulip Window
Ink: Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Cool Carribean, Lavendar Lace, and Marigold Morning
Designer Papers: from my scrap file
Embellishments: two green brads


~Jeri~ said...

Awww this is great Jeanette!! Absolutely love the colors you used in the flowers!!! This card screams SPRING and I can't wait!!

coldwaters2 said...

This is quite beautiful Jeanette that image is perfect for the Spring and I am loving your papers.

Lorraine x

April said...

Check out that Copic technique - I love how all three tulips are colored differently so that they each have their individuality!!

Anonymous said...

wow...Jeanette. this is a beautiful have done an awesome job like usual....I love your color choices and the coloring job is beautiful...great all around....

Anonymous said... posting from another site so I am anonymous...Carol

MiamiKel said...

Oh Jeanette, so soft and springy! Such a wonderful range of spring colors - this is terrific!

kadie said...

Oh yay for Spring!! It was actually snowing near Seattle this week! Yikes! I love the colors of this card!

dweatter said...

This card is soft and beautiful. Great color choices.