Apr 25, 2017

Coloring Flowers with Prismacolor Colored Pencils


Hello sweet friends and thank you so much for your lovely comments on my "house" story.  <3  You all have encouraged me more than you'll ever know.  Ironically, we are going to be selling our house very soon and the thoughts are amplified.  I covet your prayers during this transition.


Today I am officially announcing that I have joined the Power Poppy bandwagon and am thrilled to be joining my first challenge with Power Poppy.  The new releases are absolutely AMAZING and I aim to enter the challenges with the few digital stamps I've won or found on the internet for free in hopes of winning some real life flower power stamps!  This card was made with Authentique Christmas plaid, which I thought went well with my poppies.  I colored both cards with Prismacolor pencils.


My second card features the reverse of the plaid paper with some Prima stripes and Basic Grey grunged pink stock.


Forgive me but I can't remember if this card is from Creative Market's weekly freebies or from a digital image I won.  Some of my free images have been saved to my Pinterest board.  For this card I used this amazing double stitched oval die that I won in the Winter Coffee Lovers hop.  YAY!  I splashed green watercolor on the card - because I can't help myself you know.  The sentiment stamp is by Verve Stamps.  I'm so thankful that Marcella is allowing any stamps in this challenge so that we can get to know Power Poppy better and try to win some rubber.  Thanks Marcella!


I'm sharing my poppy card with:
Monthly Color Inspiration Link Up 21

I'm sharing my pink card with:

37 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Autumn.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing at Always Fun Challenges.
~DT Janis

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Congrats on joining Power Poppy those images are delightful. Your cards are as stunning as always Autumn & always bring a Happy smile.. Hugs Tracey xx

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Both of them are lovely !! Beautiful take on sketches. I too have fallen in love with power poppy images and the fab coloring skills of the team :)

creationsnz said...

Your poppy card is super and the plaid is just right. Thanks for joining us at the Crafters Café, CarolG

Lisa said...

These are both stunning!! I love the designs of each one!! The flowers are gorgeous!! Love them, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Wanda Hentges said...

Beautiful!!! I will be praying. I'm sure God's got something fabulous in store for you!!!!!!!!

butterfly said...

Gorgeous colours on the flowers - that poppy is sensational. I knew nothing about Poppy Power - just been for a quick nose around - but wish you lots of luck in the challenge. I'm sure you'll be stamping with real stamps soon enough...
Alison x

Virginia Lu said...

Wow, how gorgeous are these projects! Love them to bits! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Showers and/or Flowers” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

Virginia Lu said...

SUPERB!! Love the stamping and coloring! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Showers and/or Flowers” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

Redanne said...

Both cards are beautiful, but that stunning poppy has stolen my heart - I love it!! Hugs, Anne xx

Stacy Morgan said...

Both of these are so springy and fresh. I adore the colors and papers and wonderful flower images. Thanks for playing in our Power and Spark challenge this month.

Camille Short said...

very well done!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Beautiful work, Autumn! I do love the plaid paper on your first card. So glad you were inspired to play along! One can never go wrong with florals. :)

Sheila H said...

Your pencil coloring is fabulous - the texture and shading really stand out on the poppy. It's a pleasure to see you at 613 Avenue Create.

Brenda Brown said...

Such gorgeous cards Autumn, wishing you lots of luck in joining in the challenges xxx

Joan said...

Two beautiful cards, love the poppies.

Esther Asbury said...

Gorgeous cards - the poppies is my favorite! I enjoy using the Prismacolor pencils as well - they make it easy to blend colors!

Hazel Agnew said...

Wow Autumn, you have an awesome sense of colour and style. Great pieces! X

Waleska said...

Beautiful Cards! congrats on joining the Poppy Power! thanks for joining us at the Always Fun Challenges!
Dt Waleska

Sandy said...

Hey Miss Autumn! You Poppy card is fantastic - I love your coloring but wait a minute -- the pink card is delicate and beautiful!
When I hear "Carolina Girl" that means to me - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Do you mind telling me what you mean by "Carolina Girl"!!!
Sandy xx

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Autumn! I am so excited to see you color and join in the Power Poppy challenges...thrilled actually! Your coloring is beautiful, and I love your takes on the sketches! Beautiful DP you've used too! Praying for the transition as you sell your house. Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

Sue said...

These are wonderful Autumn, so pretty! xx

Annette Stapylton said...

I love the gorgeous Red Poppy and you have coloured this image beautifully. Your design behind the Poppy is just so perfect. Just fabulous work here. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/



Helen Wallace said...

They are both gorgeous cards Autumn. Congrats on your new venture and all the best for your home transition. That can be a demanding process. Especially love the bold colour on the Poppy card.

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Marty Fishman said...

Beautiful cards, Autumn, and beautifully colored! I love that you used both soft and bolder colors. I have loved Power Poppy for quite awhile, but only have one of their digis. Good luck! Good luck also with your house hunting - both exciting and stressful. Hope your little guy is better - saying prayers...Hugs!

Sherrie K. said...

These are both absolutely stunning Autumn! Your coloring is so perfect and just beautiful! Gorgeous designs!
Sherrie k

Ann Abrahamson said...

Your coloring is beautiful with such depth and texture. Wonderful card layout too! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy!

Sandy Trefger said...

Love your coloring and the pretty pastels of the second card for our challenge is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

Jackie P Neal said...

So beautiful Autumn!!
I am a sucker for poppies! so that is my fav!
Best wishes and lots of prayers with the house thing- it really can be daunting, so remember to breathe!
hugs,Jackie xx

julie1 said...

beautiful, thank you for playing along in this months challenge over at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again xx

Eulanda said...

Awww very pretty and great coloring!!! Thanks for joining April's "Flowers" challenge at Noor! Design UK. Hugs!!

crafty-stamper said...

Both gorgeous card and love the beautiful flowers
Carol x
--Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, Autumn! So many lovely little details.

Natalie said...

Wonderful project! Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
Hugs Natalie
INKognito

Tina Föcking said...

Gorgeous Card.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Tina DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...

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