Friday, 12 March 2021

Emily's Flowers

I decided to do another card for The Flower Challenge Blog as I really enjoy colouring with purple.

This stunning looking bloom was drawn by Emily Midgett and she released  some images in limited edition as a one off item and I was luckily able to purchase a copy for both copic and watercolouring in a small number of images. I will share others later. Emily is an amazing floral artist and designs for quite a few different companies and is also very busy on Design Teams of quite a few companies as well. She is also the mother of two sets of twins the latest born last year and I am totally blown away by this amazing young woman.

I have coloured using my RV colours. Once I was happy with the colouring I added Wink of Stella to the heavier coloured areas of the flowers. It was a new brush so there are a couple of areas I was a bit heavy handed but I can brush off the excess so I'm not worried.

Here you can see the sparkle. I placed the image in a double stitched frame of a purple card base.
 I finished it off with some purple gems and these beautiful delicate die cut "birthday wishes'

I think I'll add this over on The Flower Challenge Blog so I can share it more.

And after a couple of years missing from Challenges I think I will also join Darnell at NBUS card challenge for March as the die cut sentiments come from a never before used die set from The Ton

This die set that has quite a few die cut words  (all ones you use regularly) and also the outline to add behind if you want is just brilliant. I went mad and cut out lots of them, they all go through the machine at once as its a single plate for the words and another for the outline. I did them in white and black and lots of mirror card. the only down side I found was that I did need to use a metal shim to get a good cut and I did put each through twice to guarantee a clean cut. There are also extra ...... yes dots , we all manage to loose those dots so these are extras, perfect.

Thank you so much for dropping by I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty Hugs




Diane said...

Just a stunning colored flower design Aileen.

Hugs diane

Trina P. said...

So gorgeous, Aileen. 💜 Lucky you to get Emily’s limited floral images. Looking forward to seeing the other images coloured up.

I Card Everyone said...

Oh my goodness I love Peonies - lucky you to have found these, Aileen! LOve the gorgeous shades of violet you've used!
Was this a digital set?

Viv said...

Gorgeous card Aileen. x

lostinpaper said...

So lovely that you were inspired by Emily, your flowers are amazing Aileen! bring on the purple!

Viv said...

Another gorgeous card Aileen, love the whole design and how you coloured it of course too ;)hugs Viv xx

Darnell said...

You've done a beautiful job marketing this wonderful set by Emily, Aileen! You are such a professional colorist! You always inspire me and especially so with purple which I don't use much! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Be safe! Hugs, Darnell