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Mother’s Day gerbera

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I had printed out the gerbera image in preparation for a previous Daily Marker colouring challenge and it had been lurking in the pile of printed digi stamps ever since. I didn’t colour it with the intention of making a Mother’s Day card, but I was so happy with it once it was finished that I decided to do just that.

I did the first layer of colouring with Copic markers, but I find that flowers especially benefit from having some pencil detail added to them. Once that was done, it still needed a touch of something else, so I broke out my Gelly Roll pens for a bit of bling on the flower centres.

After deciding to turn this into a card for my mum, I tweaked the image with the addition of some white pencil highlights and a textured Copic background.

“Mothering Sunday” sentiments are hard to find, so I found a font I liked and printed one out. I cut it into a banner, added some colour at the ends and layered it over a strip of vellum wrapped around the coloured panel. All that was left was to mount the panel on a card base and it was finished.

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Copic markers:

orange petals – YR21, YR16, YR18
orange inner – YR16, E84, E87
orange centre – YR18, E84, E87
yellow petals – Y04, Y15, Y17
yellow inner – Y15, E84, E87
yellow centre – Y17, E84, E87
pink petals – R20, R14, R35
pink inner – R14, E84, E87
pink centre – R35, E84, E87
stems – G94, YG67
shadow – E74
background – BG93, BG90, 0

Polychromos pencils:

orange – 117 light cadmium red
yellow – 108 dark cadmium yellow
pink – 217 middle cadmium red
stems – 278 chrome oxide green
highlights – 101 white

Other colouring:

Gelly Roll stardust meteor – silver, copper, pink


  • digital stamps:
    Power Poppy – gerbera
  • dies:
    Create A Smile – double stitched rectangles
  • paper and card:
    Neenah Solar White 216gsm
    white vellum
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable pearly shimmer

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This image was coloured on 26–27 February 2019; day 26–27 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge

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