Thursday, February 25, 2016


Aloha dear friends,

I went "normal" today and just colored an iris for the StampTV "Spring Is In The Air" Challenge.

Copic Sketch and Ciao markers are easiest to color with a "feathering" technique because of their brush nibs. The Original bullet-type nib is harder for me to get the thin lines. Most of the colors are in the B and BV family. Before I could add any yellow to the center bottom petals, I had already started spreading deep blues and so this iris will just have to be a simple blue one.

We do have some iris by the front door, in the shade in a planter. I'm not sure what kind they are but they send out flat shoots that hang down and flower on the ends. They are very pretty, are lavender / blue with a few spots, white and yellow on them. The flowers only bloom for a day, maybe two and then are gone.

Stamp Set: "Warm With Love" by Theresa Momber for GKD
Cardstock - GKD 120# White and SU "Perfect Plum"
Ink: "London Fog" for the image, "Lulu Lavender and Summer Sky" for the background, all by Memento
Spellbinder Large Circle Die (taped the negative piece down to sponge the background)
Fiskars corner punch
Clear Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh

Thank you for stopping by and 
I am so looking forward to choosing winners on Sunday!!!! 
(See yesterday's post for details)


  1. Your coloring is lovely! And the sponging too!

  2. Gorgeously colored my friend. I love the blue iris you used for your card.

  3. Oh, this is just so lovely. You have colored it perfectly. I love the soft coloring and your design. Really beautiful, just the way this image should be presented.

  4. Awesome card. The coloring is wonderful. I really like the design.

  5. Your Iris is beautiful, Rosy! I love the simplicity of your design, as well! Beautifully done!

  6. So so beautiful, your colouring of this flower is stunning.

  7. Beautiful iris. It looks like the ones I see about town. I am not sure there are any that bloom in my yard, but your are so right in that they do not last long.

  8. Just beautiful and sweet. Love the color.

  9. Beautiful Iris, beautiful card! I have been coloring some Spring flowers too.....doesn't it make you just feel good? :)

  10. Lovely card.....beautiful colors! I need to get my Spring flowers out.

  11. Very pretty Rosy. Always love florals. Hugs

  12. This is just lovely. You have colored it beautifully!!! Sometimes it's just fun to make a simple card that you have colored and put together. Your design is awesome. I'm intrigued by the iris that you are describing. Would love to see a photo.


Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!