It took a whole village to inspire this card! I followed a sketch from the Verve Stamps blog. I looked for coloring inspiration here and especially liked Lindsay's interpretation.
I scored a box of Prismacolor pencils at HL the other day in the CLEARANCE section! *cheer* I love the rich color. I used them, Staedtler, and Loew-Cornell pencils to color this bloom. I also like how many Copic artists, including Lindsay, outline their shapes with light blue for shadowing/emphasis. I usually use chalk. However, this time used a light blue Loew-Cornell pencil and I really really really like how it turned out!
I cut the stamped image with Spellbinders and topped with Sassafras punched butterflies. I love layering Spellbinders Nestabilities!
The decorative edge punch is EK Success and topped with red gems. Used red and white trim to bring all the colors of the card together.
The pp are Amy Butler from K and Company.
This bowl of apples was my favorite to color.
I followed a sketch by Mojo Monday. I did a search at scs for "apples". I always need a little coloring inspiration. I especially liked this one by Joan B. I used my Prismacolors and topped with stickles. The papers are June Bug by Basic Grey.
I think the canvas piece is Maya Road. I used glossy accents to adhere the stamped image and then to the nestabilites shape. The border punch is by EK Success.
This is a Cricut die cut I had laying around left over from some other project. The paper is also BG but I can't remember with collection. I inked the edges, sprayed with glimmer mist, glued it to the card, and topped with crackle accents.
Just for experimentation, I colored this exclusively with the Loew-Cornell pencils. It's always a good idea to compare. They're not as rich as the Prismacolors but they certainly have their own respectable characteristics. I probably wouldn't pair this image with the bold BG June Bug collection. I would choose something more distressed and/or vintage.
And just to refresh my first Tiffany Doodle's card. You can see more about it here.