I am sharing a card today that was almost a month in the making. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw my progress on coloring Taylored Expressions’ gorgeous Big Bloom – Sunflower image over the course of the Daily Marker 30 Day challenge in February. I did a little at a time and tried to just enjoy the coloring process where it fit in. You see, a year ago I had just attended the amazing Stamping Away retreat and the lovely Jen Shults had stamped a few extra images for me from her incredible Taylored Expressions stash. Yes, it took me a year to finally decide to tackle this flower (and yes, there is actually another one for another time). I am so grateful still for that retreat time and for all the inspiration I received.
After all the coloring, I finally had time to finish the fussy cutting and figured out what I was going to do with the image. I thought that a basic kraft card stock was perfect under the earthy tones of the sunflower and I chose a simple sentiment by Right At Home from the His Love set. It was really nice to make a card just because. No deadline, no particular purpose (although I think I have a place for this to go now), just for me to have fun coloring. I am committing to do that a little more where it fits in because it makes me happy!
Now there are a ton of Copic Markers that were used to create this. I have linked a few below in my Link Deli but I will also just simply list them for you for simplicity. I don’t think I have ever used this many markers on anything but it was worth the complexity, I think.
I’m out on a trip and more flying next week but in between, I will be getting some projects done for Picket Fence Studios and the March release. I hope you have an amazing weekend and I’ll see you soon! Thanks for stopping in today.
Flower: Y11, Y35, Y38, YR24, E37, Y06, Y17 Center: Y11, Y35, G20, G24, G99, YG97, YR24, YG67, E59, E57, E37, E35, E33 Leaves: YG00, G20, G21, G24, G28, YG67