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Sunday, 28 August 2016

NBUS Flower with a Pop of Colour

If you read my last post you know I did a black and white with a pop of colour butterfly. After I finished colouring the butterfly last night I still wanted to try the same idea with flowers but rather than go with some of my ornate flower stamps I wanted an easy one. 

The butterfly I coloured comes with this outline flower that also has a fantastic inset stamp thats all busy with wee little designs, but that will need to be used another time. 

This time I decided to just use the outline stamp and admit this stamp has been sadly neglected. It is not new but had never been inked up. That of course will be
fixed now as its beautiful to colour.

I am totally in love with the grey copic colouring and the depth I feel I achieved here.
I was going to go pop of colour green again but decided on yellow instead. 



I started out with Y02, Y06, Y08 and Y17 but wasn't happy with the depth, something was missing. So I added another colour into the mix and left out Y02. I added YR14 which gives that brilliant orange burst on tips and coming from the centre. I added a wee bit of brown to the centre for depth and to separate from inner petals then a bit of white gel pen for light in centre of both coloured and grey flowers for highlight. 
Finished off with Wink of Stella on the coloured flower only and then added a few enamel dots within that pop of colour to finish it off. I am planning to give this to a friend for her birthday and have stamped inside. I hope you like it.

As its a Hero Art stamp I will also enter this into A blog Named Hero Challenge with my Pop of Colour. So even though I am only just getting an entry in I have managed two so happy with that.

Would also like to enter this in HLS August CAS Challenge which is masking as there was plenty of that and I think its CAS enough.  
Of course I want to enter this at Darnell's NBUS Challenge #7. This is a brilliant challenge that Darnell runs at different times and the main rule is to use your NBUS (Never Before Used Stuff) and I think its brilliant. How many people out there have stamps, dies, papers they have purchased then not used. Some of us (myself here) are willing to admit we have a trailer load or two of schtuff that meets this criteria so its perfect. This stamp meets the criteria of never used before. So thats one.

 Love entering Seize the Birthday as they take anything birthday and then add twists, but you can do either twist or just birthday. This card is without the twist, which is tags.

Thank you so much for coming along








28 comments:

  1. Not only are you going to be using this stamp again, but I think you prolly sold a lot of it by doing this spectacular card, Aileen! It is so pretty in yellow, of course, but I think it is utterly fantastic the way you have colored it in the shaded gray and white! Thank you for the shoutout and for playing in my NBUS Challenge #7! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. I just love grey Copic colouring and this is amazing! Beautiful card, Aileen!

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  3. Wow Aileen, your flowers are stunning!

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  4. The dimension you get on these flowers is amazing - and the way the orange stands out is perfect. I love the bright tips of the flowers. I haven't been crafting that long and I have quite a bit of NBUS too. Need to post this week as well! Xx

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  5. Stunning and absolutely love the pop of colour against the amazing grey tones x

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  6. What a wonderful floral image & your coloring is amazing, Aileen!

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  7. Great game of colors. This card looks really amazing, yellow flower is so close. Thank you for sharing with us HLS CAS.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  8. Gorgeous. So striking, the contrast works so very well. love it! x

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  9. Aileen, this is just stunning. There is nothing more perfect than that pop of colour and you made it extra perfect! xx

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  10. So beautiful...love your gorgeous flowers!!!

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  11. Wow!! Stunning!! I can't decide if I liked the butterfly better or this flower - they are both really well done! Amazing coloring, Aileen!!

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  12. Amazing colouring! Both are a real work of art!

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  13. Amazing colouring! Both are a real work of art!

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  14. Absolutely stunning!! Yes, you achieved so much depth and fantastic idea to color in one flower only, the gray ones just make that one yellow stand out even more! Love it! Thank you for playing at Seize the Birthday!

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  15. jumpouttathegallerystunning. that's all :)

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  16. Hey Aileen, just popping over to see this in more detail from Darnell's blog! She is right, I bet they have now sold out of this stamp, it is such a beautiful card too. Those colours! And the dimension you got on the petals is fabulous. I have been using my NBUS over the past few months, and still have loads to use, so Darnell's challenge is perfect. Speak soon, Lisa xx

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  17. AILEEN *waving wildly*! Apologies for falling behind in commenting; August has been busy and I can't believe that back to school (part-time teacher) is but two sleeps away! Time flies quickly! Your pop of colour flowers...oh my stars! Gorgeous! You've achieved amazing depth with your colouring...and that yellow bloom is certainly the star of the stage! WOW!
    ~carol

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  18. Beautifully coloured, just like the previous card. Wonderful xxx

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  19. What a lovely card. That orange flower really pops out from the others. Stunning.

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  20. I saw ​your card linked at the ​NBUS​ challenge and just had to come see it in more detail. Awesome card! I am now your newest follower and would be honored if you visited my blog and became a follower too. http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.com/

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  21. Absolutely stunning, your card really caught my eye Aileen - must put that idea in my memory bank.

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  22. Fabulous colouring! I love the pop of colour you've created and the greys are awesome!

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  23. Ooh, your colouring is stunning, Aileen! The flower looks just as spectacular in grey as it does in yellows. Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

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  24. Aileen, your masking is fabulous, but your colouring has won me over on this card. What amazing shading you've achieved here and I love the grey and sunny yellow combo.
    Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers, Anita x

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  25. Your talent inspires me Aileen! WOW! Thanks for taking the time to join us at Seize the Birthday we sure do appreciate it!

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  26. Oh Aileen! you're at it again with AMAZING!!

    Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday! We LOVE seeing you in the gallery!

    Patti

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  27. This version is just as gorgeous as the butterfly one! Wowee!! Such a striking card. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  28. A gorgeous card Aileen and the one bright yellow flower just pops over the grey ones and beautiful colouring. x

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