Well, they were supposed to be lilacs, but I don't have the right colors of Flower Soft.
I began working on this card last evening and actually ended up doing it twice. My first was done with Copics, but the colors just weren't right, so I thought I would stamp it again on water color paper and use Distress Ink and Dye Ink refills. It was much tougher than I anticipated. Since we were waiting for Lisa and Earl and the children to arrive after a gruelling journey from Florida, I had hours to work on this one. I still didn't get it finished until tonight.
Here is a view of my Copic attempt (image only, no card made - yet):
Here's my second attempt (Card Completed) and a much better match for my DSP:
Working with Copics is becoming second nature for me. They move around your cs so easily and blend so well. But after coloring the first image, I realized that the colors I'd used weren't a true match for my DSP. I was following an older Friday Sketcher's Challenge sketch and I had everything in place, but somehow the colors were just off to me. So I started thinking about using a water color technique and I dug out my little used SU reinkers. Sage Shadow, More Mustard, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana and a little Chocolate Chip were used for all parts of my image except the face, where I used Distress Inks.
Here's a closer view of my Tilda...
I really need several lessons on watercoloring with reinkers. I have a long way to go on that. I only have two colors of Flower Soft, Baby Blue and Summer, so I chose the Summer for my final card.
The ribbon is May Art, the brass clip is generic and the buttons are SU. My cs is SU also, More Mustard and Really Rust and Whisper White.
Now, here is a picture of Earl and Lisa just before they said goodbye to Jordan, Josslyn and Brielle. It was so hard, for them and for us! It will be another 6 months before they can see the children again, and the babies will be 18 months old! How I ache for them, but know that they trust us with the love and care of their precious littlest ones. The other little girl in the picture is Shayla, Earls' daughter who is 6.
They dropped off Lisa's other daughter in Alabama, so it's been a rather long farewell to the 5 children.
Thanks for dropping by, for taking the time to read this rather lenghty post, and for your wonderful supportive encourangement...