Thursday, May 12, 2011

A Single Rose

 Today I have a sweet image and sentiments to share with you from My Favorite Things. I colored this Jolinne image "Once Upon a Time" while demoing at a scrapbooking event. I took it home and then paired it up with some patterned papers. Usually I do this process the other way around. I pick my patterned paper first then color. Thankfully the bulk of the image is a neutral (gray) so finding papers wasn't too hard.
I didn't have to look to far on my desk as my Lily Bee picket fence papers were still laying on top!
The sentiment came from this month's triple scoop set called Clearly Sentimental about Friendship.

I like how the elephant is extending his trunk so I thought he could hold a rose to tie in the sentiment. I cut a rolled rose out of felt with my MFT die and then placed a stick pin through the center. I colored the metal green with my copic marker to mimic a stem.
 Here is a close up of the coloring with my copic markers. After coloring the elephant with a series of cool gray markers I went in after and added some age spots.
Here is a peek at the inside...finished off with leftover scraps of the patterned paper and another sentiment that comes with this "Once Upon a Time" set.

Finally enjoying some sunshine here today!

4 comments:

Conniecrafter said...

great coloring and love that sentiment and how you added a rose to the image :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

So cute! Your coloring is awesome on the elephant!

True :) said...

Beautiful!
The rose was the perfect addition!
Hugs,
True :D

g said...

oh i so love this!! those spots are just adorable & your rose is just perfect!!