Virginia’s guest project features almost all of her fabulous Funky Flowers, this time in another of her wonderfully detailed cards. Even if you’re not a card maker, the ways she’s colored and embellished the flowers will make them great additions to all types of projects.
As always, a big shout out to Virginia for sharing her art!
1 – 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of White Card Stock
1 – 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of Bright Pink Card Stock
Joggles Stamps: Funky Flower 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8
Stamps Happen Inc Stamp: Fairy in Gown
Darice Embossing Folder – Flowers
Gelly Roll Pen – White
Low Odor Mineral Spirits
Markers of your choice
ScorTape or Double Sided Transfer Tape
Xyron Create a Sticker Maker ( or Clear Glue will work )
Clear or White Fine Glitter
Cut the White Card Stock down to 8 1/2 x 10. Cut, Score and Fold per pics 2 & 3.
Cut the Bright Pink Card Stock so you have the following:
2 pc @ 2 1/4 x 4 1/4
1 pc @ 3/4 x 3 1/4
1 pc @ 1 1/4 x 3 1/4
1 pc @ 2 1/4 x 3 1/4
Using the Darice Embossing Folder (or an Embossing Folder of your choice), Emboss the Bright Pink Card Stock pieces.
Using ScorTape or Double Sided Transfer Tape Layer the embossed pieces to the face of the card leaving an 1/8” border.
Set the card to the side. We’ll now work on the Flowers.
I’m going to give you a rundown of how I color the flowers and I have provided groups of pics for each flower I used.
For Funky Flower 1 only I used Markers to color them. I colored the stem using a Light Green, then I used a fine point Marker in a Medium Green to make rough lines along the leaves and stem. I used a Light Turquoise to color the Petals, then using a Medium Turquoise I drew rough lines along lower portions of the Petals and below the Flower Center. I left the center White.
My preferred method of blending Colored Pencils is using Low Odor Mineral Spirits and a Blending Stubby.
I roughly lay down the colors. I rarely fill in the entire area. A little color goes a long way with this method.
Dip the Blending Stubby in Low Odor Mineral Spirits and using a circular motion pull one color into the next. (Note: there is an exception to this rule on Funky Flower 5. I’ll explain at that pic)
Once I had Funky Flower 3 made I added some White Glitter using Clear Glue. I applied a fair amount of glue at the base of the petals. Then using the tip of a sharp tipped object (such as a toothpick) I dragged the glue toward the tips, making streaks of glue. Apply White or Clear Glitter.
For Funky Flower 4 I decided I wanted the base of the Flower to be darker than it was after I blended the colors, so I added more Dark Purple. Then using the Blending Stubby I lightly pulled the color toward the top of the Flower. Be careful, you don’t want to be too aggressive or you will lose the darkening effect. I also did this to the top of the Flower between the petals using a Medium Purple.
At this point I decided the Flower was too plain. So I used a Pitt Pen to draw some circles on it. I still wasn’t completely satisfied with it, so I colored in the circles using a White Gelli Roll Pen. Ok that’s better. But Glitter would make it MUCH better. I ran these through a Xyron Create a Sticker Maker FACE DOWN so the stickiness would be on the front of the image. Next I dipped them into White Glitter. Yes, yes….MUCH BETTER!!!
For Funky Flower 5 I only used one color on the petals. And I only added color at the base of the petals. Then instead of using a circular motion to move the color, I just used straight strokes. Starting at the base of the Flower and pulling the color out to toward the tips. You don’t want to pull the color all the way to the tips though, only about 2/3 of the way.
To add the Glitter I applied Clear Glue to the base of the Flower and using the tip of a sharp object (such as a toothpick) I pulled the glue out toward the tip of the petals, making streaks of glue. Add White or Clear Glitter.
The only add on for Funky Flower 6 was the addition of Glitter. Using Clear Glue I covered the entire Petal Sections and applied White Glitter.
Funky Flower 7 was left White. But I did use a bit of Gray at the base of the Petals for shading. I then covered the entire Petal sections with White Glitter. And a few dots of White Glitter on the Center.
After coloring Funky Flower 8 I used a Pitt Pen to draw some circles on the Stem. And made some Dots on the Petals. I filled in the larger circles with a White Gelli Roll Pen and the smaller circles I filled in with a Black Pitt Pen. I added a bit of White Glitter to some of the Dots and Circles and the to the Pink Petals.
I don’t have pics of the Faerie I used on this Card. It was one I had colored and cut out a long time ago. I happened to find it and decided it was time to use it for this card. Basically, I randomly added color to the dress and added White Glitter on those areas.
Now it’s time to start adding the Images to the Card. I only added glue to the bottom of the images so the tops would be flexible and would give the Flowers a bit of dimension.
The Faerie was attached using Foam Tape.