Monday, 28 February 2011

MFT Teasers - Inspired by Flowers

Happy Monday all!  Today I'm back with a set of cards showing you the new set Inspired by Flowers.  This is the first in a year long series of 4 sets.  I must admit that these flowers intimidated me a bit when I first saw them.  I wasn't sure my colouring was up to the challenge, but once I started, I just couldn't stop and made a set of 3 cards.  It's actually super easy to colour these babies up since the dots indicate where your shading should be the heaviest.  I think I did ok with them, although I do admit to googling images of the flowers for inspiration.  

For each card I used the Perfect Bracket Edge die on both the card base and the patterned paper panel (the paper is MME So Sophie).  I stamped them on Perfect Paper Panels and I sponged around the inside of my nestability shape with some Wheat chalk ink and added some twill.  I tried to keep these super simple so that the flowers would really be the focus.  And because super elegant is not really my style, I tried to casual them up a bit without losing too much of their formality. 

 I don't usually share copic colours, although I'm more than willing if you'd like me to start, but it seemed to me that you might want to know.  For the daffodil I used:  Y000, Y11, Y13, and a touch of Y17.


I kept the insides all the same and used the Framed Greetings die shape and one of the sentiments from the set.  I love this sentiment as it could equally be a "just because" card or a "birthday card".


For the violets I used V12, V15, and V17 for the flowers and G40, G82, and G94 for the foliage.  


I kept the inside the same on this one as I do love this sentiment.


For the carnation, I tried to use more of a flicking action to try and get that ruffled edge that you see on the flower.  The colours I used were:  R20, R21, R22, and R24.


I changed the sentiment up on this one.



So what do you think?  Ready to try your hand at these?  Trust me - if I can do it, then anyone can.  

Here are the details about the upcoming release on March 1st at 10 PM EST:
  • The MFT release is on March 1st at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on March 1st at 10 PM EST.
  • The guest designer contest is ON and there's still time to play! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the DT for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog now! Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.

32 comments:

StampOwl said...

pretty cards

Sherrie said...

I saw this trio in the hub and drooled over it there....beautiful job Kerry!

Kelli said...

Great Set Kerry!!!! Google is my BFF When it comes to realistic coloring!!! LOL

Nancy Thomas said...

Very pretty - I really like the clean and simple look for that beautiful floral image.

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

your coloring is beautiful on these flowers!

Sparklemint - Lisa said...

cool use of the frame. pretty!

starqueen said...

Hi Kerry,
You inspire me! I knew I loved this set, now I know it is truly versatile.
Thanks for sharing!

JessicaK said...

Very cool way to use the bracket die

Jen said...

Love your card set and your colouring looks great!

Linda McClain said...

Oh your cards are just stunning. I especially love the violets - reminds me of the African Violets Mom used to raise. Thanks for sharing and taking me back to sweet memories.

bernshwag said...

Kerry I think your cards are absolutely beautiful! Your coloring is very realistic..

Shirley N said...

All so beautiful! Your coloring is gorgeous!

ddlady said...

Love your flower cards, especially the violets.
Linda Cichowski

Susan said...

simply and sweet. Love these Kerry.

Megan said...

You are so brave!! I was afraid of this set. I love how you shaded them. If I get my big girl panties on and try these out, I'll come HERE for inspiration!

Jessica said...

these are all so pretty! love the colors and great layout on them!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

beautiful card design, love it

Nancy Guse said...

Love the layout. Your coloring is great.

Tinkerbeth said...

Kerry,
Thank you thank you! I really want this set, but wondered how to color them, and didn't want to be disappointed. I appreciate you sharing the Copic colors you used--a big help to me. All three of your cards are beautiful! I love the simplicity! What a nice little set!

Christine from FL said...

gorgeous set!

Melody said...

What a pretty card set!

Candyce said...

very nice, I really like how the front shapes carry over to the inside of the card.

TFS
Candyce

diana said...

Lovely cards, so simple but effective - thanks for sharing! ;-)

Sue D said...

Great set of cards--I like how you used the bracket die and the inside sentiment.

Dawn said...

They are all simply "die"namite!

Christina Fischer said...

These are beautiful, Roomie! I love the Bracket Edge!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Lovely set, Kerry!!

Joanna McDonald said...

Your flower cards are so beautifully done! I love the way
you made the flower stand out -
it is the main image one is drawn
to.The coloring is exquisite!

LuAnn said...

love the perfect bracket edge die on your card!! fantastically designed!!

wendy said...

very creative

Lisa H. said...

ahhh! you showed off these flowers beautifully!

Alli Miles said...

simplicity at its best!

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