actually, there weren't for Lulu, these Orchids for Lulu turned into an anniversary card that my mom was sending out. It has been a while since I pulled these out and I had forgotten how pretty they were. I kept everything quite simple and the sizzix embossing on the white paper gave just the right amount of texture.
I kept the colours very soft using the palest of the BV's and some cool grey on the flowers. I also used BG0000 and BG00 for the shading, and if you look closely you'll see I added some grey pencil below the petals to make those flowers pop a bit more. Yes, I did soften off the pencil with some gamsol.
Have you all gotten your new copic colours yet? I just got mine this week and that meant a new chart to colour up. I won't lie, it IS time consuming, but so worth it and also a great way to go thru all my markers and see which ones need reinking, and which ones need new nibs. Now that everything is all juiced up I'm ready to roll!
Don't forget about our challenge on Friday, make a valentine card, or use pink and red and email it to Emily to have it uploaded to her blog and/or upload it to our Stamping Bella Splitcoast gallery with the keyword BELLARIFIC0412 to be entered into this week's challenge.
Speaking of that challenge...I'll see ya Friday.