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.
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
orange – 117 light cadmium red
yellow – 108 dark cadmium yellow
pink – 217 middle cadmium red
stems – 278 chrome oxide green
highlights – 101 white
Gelly Roll stardust meteor – silver, copper, pink
- digital stamps:
Power Poppy – gerbera
Create A Smile – double stitched rectangles
- paper and card:
Neenah Solar White 216gsm
Hunkydory Adorable Scorable pearly shimmer
This image was coloured on 26–27 February 2019; day 26–27 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge