I was perusing YouTube the other day and watched a wonderful coloring tutorial
I had never heard of Power Poppy before, so of course I popped over
and was blown away by Marcella Hawley's gorgeous artwork.
I recognized her art immediately as one of my favorite Hallmark card
artists. My Grandma always gave me Hallmark cards by Marcella, so I knew
who she was at first sight. I was so excited to think she was now sharing her
incredible botanical artwork with crafters through her rubber stamps and digis.
I picked out two of my favorite images to buy, but I will be collecting them all
as my budget allows. I opted for the digital versions as I like the instant
gratification of receiving them ASAP, and the ability to resize and manipulate as needed.
After being inspired by Jessie's tutorial, I colored the sunflower image first.
I love how it can be colored any color, not just yellow. I chose to go with
the RV color family like Jess. I used RV69, 19, 09, 06, 04, and some RV02.
I even threw in some C grays for shading, but probably won't do that next time.
The C's gave the petals a bit of a purple hue, but I felt it wasn't
really needed by the end of my coloring. I have to admit that this image
was a dream to color up. Plenty of detail, but not so much that it took hours
to color everything. I also added some background shading using a dot technique
to give some contrast against the white background.
Since the flower really is the star of the show, I just matted it up on some
SU Razzleberry and some black card stock, and then popped it on a white card.
I am really into the whole sequin thing right now, but this is the first time I actually
used them on a card. I like how this one turned out. CAS, but yet quite striking.
I'm going to enter this in the Power Poppy Power and Spark challenge of May Flowers.
I plan to color up the Foxglove image next. It's got Marcella's fabulous little bees in it.
Such a beautiful image. Lots more details and flowers to color on that, one so it may
take me a while to get that one done.
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges: