Saturday, June 2, 2018

Welcome to the Daily Marker Blog Hop


Hello there, sweet friends, and welcome to your garden-drenched stop on today’s wonderful blog hop!

We are celebrating the Daily Marker’s 10th 30 Day Coloring Challenge, and I am so very happy to be a part of it. Kathy Racoosin is one of the dearest people I know, so giving, sharing, encouraging, talented, and genuinely GOOD. She came up with the idea for this coloring challenge to get us to spend a bit more time doing the thing we all love. Being a huge proponent of taking time for oneself and enjoying the things we love (I call it “Vitamin ME”), I love when Kathy’s challenges come ’round and I too take time to color as much as I can. Why, I’ve been doing just that...


Sitting on the front porch of my home in St. Louis, I’ve been working with a big bouquet of spring flowers from a stamp set that Power Poppy offers in both clear and digital (the clear version is Burst of Kindness, the digital is Spring Meadow Bouquet). I stamped it in a celery green pigment ink (I prefer it to the dye kind for some reason), onto watercolor paper, just in case I decide to add a washy background. But I am indulging in my new 150-color Prismacolor pencil set that I snagged on Amazon and going bananas with the range of shades — I feel like I could swim in them!

That is Tibbs the Corgi peeking up at us. :)


This is still very much a work in progress, my friends. While working with colored pencils, I find that I will hold 4-5 in one hand while I draw with the other, then I might have one or two clenched between my teeth, and the rest in my lap. Not the most ergonomic set up, but it works for me!

Now, this Burst of Kindness bouquet features a number of interesting flowers — I am not one to gravitate towards the most common stuff. I mean, I like a daisy and all, but I really get my kicks drawing (and growing) unique and special plants. Case in point, this group of flowers includes old fashioned Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis), Checkered Lily (Fritillaria meleagris), Summer Snowflake (Leucojum aestivum), and Lilac (Syringa). 

Lilac 'President Lincoln', Summer Snowflake, Bleeding Heart, Checkered Lily, Lilac 'President Lincoln'
When coloring, painting, or drawing, I *always* have reference material handy, whether it’s a stack of gardening books, magazines, catalogs, or my iPad. You simply get a better idea of what you are doing when looking at pictures of actual flowers. You get cues as to what the color values should be, you get ideas as to where the highlights and shadows fall. And you don’t have to feel as though you need to reinvent the wheel as far as color choices, because nature already picked out some incredible ones!

In the case of this bouquet, I chose blue Lilacs, because I think they look cool with the pink Bleeding Hearts and purple-burgundy Checkered Lilies. But get this: Bleeding Hearts also come in white and red, and in various shades of pink, so you can stay true to the plant and still have leeway if you’re trying to do realistic coloring.

Checkered Lilies also come in a white form (Fritillaria meleagris 'Alba') which would be fun to tackle. And Lilacs are not just lilac. Blue, purple, pink, white, and even yellow varieties are out there, so you can really have some fun. In fact, here’s a card made by Katie Sims showing a diverse palette, and where she made the Checked Lilies orange — such an awesome idea.


Just Google the names of the plants, click on the “images” tab under search results, and the world is your color palette oyster.


A little close up of my Burst of Kindness process. I feel that my Checkered Lilies are getting a little dark, so I might have to go back in with white gouache paint to lighten them up! Still a newbie with the colored pencils, but having such a blast. I will update this post later in the day, as I'm going to keep on coloring after I hit “Publish”. 


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Grab these for yourself and show me whatcha got!
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Post your images on Instagram (use hashtag #thedailymarker30day in your post) or share a link with me here in the comments. I always, always love to see your interpretations and coloring adventures.


AND NOW, let’s keep rolling with the blog hop, there is so much inspiration to see today...

Power Poppy >> you are here!


Thank you for coming by! I’m gonna get another cup of coffee and dive back in to my bouquet... enjoy this gorgeous day.


183 comments:

Unknown said...

These colors are AMAZING!!

The Crafty Den said...

Wow what a beautiful image and your colouring is amazing x x

Sabrina said...

Your card is so breathtakingly beautiful!!!! I just love your colors and your coloring!!

Natasha said...

Wow! Your colouring is gorgeous!

Janet D. said...

I am stunned! Amazing coloring and beautiful stamp set!

Joy Meadows said...

A very beautiful stamp and your coloring is so pretty!

I Card Everyone said...

Be still my Bleeding-Heart-Loving heart!!! Can't wait to see more, Marcella! and my new Power Poppy Hellebore & Hyacinthe is cued up for coloring soon! can't wait!
=]

Chris Handy said...

Gorgeous card. The depth in your coloring is awesome

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Wow ! Interesting to read names of all the plants in boquet :) checkered Lilly is something new I have come across.I too believe taking reference from actual photos helps a lot while colouring.Waiting to see the complete boquet colored.

Kelsey Thomas said...

Beautiful coloring! :)

Debra Rumpza said...

Love your card. Oh how I covet your 150 Prismacolor set! I'm pretty sure I would use my colored pencils more if I only had the whole set! LOL... Maybe for Christmas this year I can finagle it?

Lisa K said...

Wow! That is a lot of colored pencils! I have a set of 50 and have added a few, but 150 would be much fun. Love seeing your dog close by while you are creating. I love Corgi's and have enjoyed seeing him since you got him. I am trying to color with Kathy. I may have to take a look at this set. Thanks for the savings.

Little Miss said...

Gorgeous!

Migdalia said...

Beautiful! Stunning job! I have the Prisacolor set and have never used them. I am a bit intimidated. I need to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

MB Fairy Sky said...

Wow ! Good job ! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win !

Lindar C said...

Wow! Your coloring is spot on! Beautiful card. Vitamin Me! I love it!!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Gorgeous coloring and your images are simply amazing!!

Julie G-G said...

So lovely & realistic.
I saved a bunch of garden/seed/plant magazines for reference, too.

Megan said...

Wow! Such fabulous shading and detail already! Looks like Tibbs is an excellent helper :)

Evelyn said...

Love your attention to detail. The colors are so amazing. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Phyllis said...

Love this gorgeous stamp image and the coloring makes all the flowers look so realistic.

MJ said...

Your card is stunning and your coloring is amazing. Thank you for the inspiration.

Mirella said...

Oh wow, the card is simply stunning, and the colouring is fantastic - you have nothing to be worried about! :-) Thank you so much for being part of Kathy's wonderful hop and challenge!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Stunning coloring on your card, such a work of art! Thanks for your inspiration and tips on reference photos.

A Card Day's Work said...

It's so pretty! Love your coloring :)

marie maksud said...

love the cards you made

Carol Didier said...

Oooooh! Fabulous coloring with your fist- and lawful of pencils!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh pretty! Love!

Carol Didier said...

*lapful

Barbara said...

Having a color reference is such a good idea. Your flowers are beautiful!

Shari said...

Gorgeous coloring! Thanks for sharing with us!

Ericka Strange said...

Love this image as well as the coloring. So pretty and defiantly on my shopping list. Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Your artwork and coloring are fabulous!! I greatly appreciate your tip of using reference materials for colors. I use my phone sometimes, but never thought to use some of the other sources you mentioned. Thank you :)

Dee Earnshaw said...

beautiful coloring love the details - thanks for sharing:)

Margaret said...

Wow - this is gorgeous! Your attention to detail is amazing! I'll look forward to coming back and seeing your progress.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Lol, I'm so so glad that I'm not the only person that clutches her pencil crayons till you can't hold any more, thank you. Your image is very beautifully detailed, I hadn't meet your stamps before on my short trip but I will look at them asap.x

Cynthia Cole said...

Such a lovely work in progress!

Kari S said...

So pretty! I just got that same set of colored pencils and I am excited about getting to use them this month!

Laura Palmer said...

You have used some of my favorite flowers for sentimental reason. Looks amazing!

Jennifer said...

Thank you for sharing love that you reference items for your coloring!

Nandini said...

Beautiful image and love the coloring!

Christy Q said...

What a gorgeous image!! Thank you for sharing your inspiration behind your coloring! Have fun coloring the rest of the image and I love your Corgi - so adorable!!!

Thank you for the sale price on your beautiful image! May have to do a little shopping! :)

Patty said...

Beautiful bouquet!! Never knew there was such a think as checkered Lilies!!

Card Happy One said...

Stunning!

Jennifer said...

This is gorgeous - love your coloring!

Georgee said...

Absolutely beautiful card!

disha jain said...

I cannot tell you how much I love your stamps, though I have non of them yet. Each one of them is so so so so beautiful.... I love them all and your coloring style is awesome.

Marianne said...

Thanks for the tips and the inspiration. I intend to get colouring with my coloured pencils during Kathy's challenge.

halomom said...

Thank you for creating realistic flowers! It drives me a little crazy when a stamp maker titles a stamp with a floral name that doesn't look at all like the real flower! I'm all for creative license, but name them stylized flowers or something instead of lilacs when they look like tulips! 🤣

Meghan Kennihan said...

JUST WOW! You are so talented! Those flowers are SO AMAZING

Trina P. said...

Wonderful card and coloring. Recently, I’ve been obsessed with pencil coloring.

LmichelleH said...

Thank you for sharing your ideas and your coloring. I look forward to seeing this completed.

Lisa Moline said...

I love that bouquet that you've started on, can't wait to see it finished! The other card is beautiful too! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Nora N. said...

WOW!! Your coloring is just stunning!! I cannot get the look with colored pencils no matter how hard I try!!!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful image and I love your colouring, great idea to have a picture of the real thing - I'm going to start doing this, so Thanks!
Super cute Corgi too!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Thanks for sharing your work in progress.

The Red Haired Lass said...

lovely, as always. I almost get overwhelmed by the color selection in that set, but I wouldn't trade it for the world!!

Sandy M said...

thank you for explaining the flower types. I used to spend a lot of time with my hands in the dirt but old age, bad knees and an arthritic back prohibit it now. I would love to color your bouquet. Such beautiful flowers.

Wendy Fisher said...

So Pretty!! I am like you. WHen I want to be true to coloring what I am coloring I get images to reference the coloring. I also do that to help me learn to color in shading and dimension.

see mary stamp said...

Beautiful. Appreciate the reminder to draw inspiration from nature - what a wonderful palette to choose from.

carrie said...

Love that your using real photos of flowers as inspiration. I need to do that. Thanks for sharing.

Marsha Guskey said...

Love your coloring!

Kathy Johnson said...

Great card!

Jane Crisci said...

This is going to be so beautiful when you have finished! Off to a gorgeous start!

Late Blooming said...

I'm sure you enjoy Tibbs as much as I thought you would. Wonderful dogs.

Barbara said...

This is a beautiful design and is perfect for coloring with colored pencils. I love watercolor and that would work as well.

Susan Eliot said...

Wow! What an absolutely gorgeous image! I love what you've colored so far, and can't wait to see the finished product!

Bea Connor said...

Love what you're doing.

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your coloring is fantastic ! I cannot wait to see the next steps !

Keely said...

Love your coloring! Thanks for sharing!

Beverly said...

Absolutely love all the detail you bring to your wonderful stamps! Have a great day!

Betty Keefe said...

beautifully colored bouquet!

Michele L said...

That is exquisite! Also, great tip to have an image of the flower. I would have never thought of that.

Stef Perry said...

Love what you've colored so far! I love bleeding hearts so much and I was totally unfamiliar with checkered lilies, so I am very taken with those as well. Thanks for sharing your work!

Abby said...

Many thanx! I am SUCH a fan of your floral designs.

Dana M said...

What a gorgeous image and AMAZING pencil coloring! I love unique flowers and so fun to have a fun variety in a single image.

Brandi R said...

Gorgeous coloring on an absolutely stunning image. I love ALL your images. Definitely my favorite florals. Can't wait to see this beauty finished up ♥

Maureen Reiss said...

Really Beautiful coloring!! Fabulous stamp!!!

Gretchen Wilson said...

You are off to a great start with this card, love the floral that Power Poppy designs. Can’t wait to see the finished project!💜🤗

FD91354 said...

That is something that I love about your floral images, they are always the unique flowers. I love the bleeding hearts, christmas cactus and alstormeria.. but these you dont usually find in floral images. Your coloring is great, and I love that you tell us what the flowers are so we can look them up also.

Cheriese said...

Wow wow wow this is gorgeous!! Great inspiration!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Pretty! Love your coloring!Beautiful stamp! Thanks for sharing!

Lori said...

Very pretty!

Marcee Rodgers said...

Holy cow your coloring is AMAZING!! And Tibbs is adorable. We love us some Corgis here, but sadly DS is severely allergic to dogs.

Heather M said...

So pretty!

Carolyn Steele said...

Your flowers are just gorgeous and the coloring is beautiful. I have pencil envy though!

Jean said...

So pretty. I love how you did this.

Cindi said...

Very pretty! I love your coloring. I think my max number of pencils at a time is 2 lol.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Wow your coloring is amazing.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Great coloring, love the bleeding heart.

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE the Image and Coloring!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

LC Lamothe said...

The detailing of this stamp is amazing! The bleeding hearts especially caught my eye.

Brandy Duncan said...

Thanks for the tips. You have started coloring this stamp with a bang. By the way, Love your stamps.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Can't wait to see that beautiful piece of work when its done!! Hope you thoroughly enjoyed your Vitamin ME time. I'm getting mine in by doing the hop today instead of coloring as time didn't allow for both but plan to be at it tomorrow for sure!

Maryjo Monterosso said...

Beautiful florals. Your coloring is exceptional. Great job. By the way I also live in St. Louis.

craftytreen said...

I love your stamps and I love all of your cool flowers. I love how much I learn from you every time I see a post. I was looking around today and found Magnolia Folly. What a magical place. Were you raised there? Your Mom sounds like an amazing person. I know you miss her alot. I'm so glad that you still feel her there with you. Love and hugs, treen

Cathy Lillie said...

Gorgeous coloring and detail on your floral images! I love bleeding hearts but sometimes the winters here can be brutal on them. The checkered lilies are beautiful and this is the first I've seen of that kind of flower. Thanks for sharing!

Rosa (Scrap con R) said...

Vitamin ME! Such a nice idea!

MiamiKel said...

Lovely coloring, great sunshine and a front porch as super - but your little fur baby is stealing the show back there! :) I follow your IG and just can't get over how STUNNING each and every card I see is ... just WOW! Enjoy the porch! TFS :)

Boiler Up! Amy said...

Beautiful! Impressive that you know the names of all the flowers!

K . Shuster said...

Marcella, we must be kindred spirits as I too have multiple pencils in one hand while coloring with the other while having several pencils in the lid of my tin (LOL)! I also appreciate that you showed a card "in progress". My favorite coloring medium is colored pencils and rarely do I have the luxury of completing a project in a single sitting. Thank you for sharing your inspiration. I can't wait to see your finished piece!

M Strach said...

Wow! Stunning!

Billie A said...

First off your little dog is so cute. and I too love to sit on my deck and color. I love your coloring of your image. So pretty. I love real stamps. I have digi but I don't seem to use them unless it's a design team I am on. Real stamps are a must. Your card is beautiful. Great blog hop.

justMarie said...

All I can say is WOW!!!

Adrienne said...

Beautiful coloring. Thanks for the inspiration.

Amy Brown said...

Wow! Your coloring is stunning. I loved reading this post. I also am joining the coloring challenge but am using my new Copic markers (I should say VERY new as I just got them yesterday :P). Feel free to please check it out on my blog and let me know what you think! I love connecting with other crafty peeps :D
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Isabel Z said...

I just love what you created--stunning. I have always been intimidated by coloring but recently purchased some Copics and am starting to enjoy coloring. I need to continue to practice to get better at it but will eventually get there.

Patti said...

In a previous life I had 7 big flower gardens and grew most of the beauties in your photos (fritillaria, so fun to say!). I’m old to colored pencils but new to gamsol and I like my results more than I did with just Copics or watercolor painters. Your bouquet is really nice!

Angeline Choo said...

Tibbs is so cute!! Love how you could sit outside to color and get all the natural light. Coloring flowers are always difficult and you did awesome!!

Teresa Doyle said...

What a gorgeous stamp/digi Marcella. Your colouring is amazing as are your designs. I always enjoy seeing your work.

Patti P. said...

I too love my pencils and have the full set, so much color in such a small space. Love the start on your beautiful project. I have long been a fan and have many of your stamps (even back to the Flourishes days), you always inspire me and I adore your images. Thanks

Barbara said...

I have recently found coloring after enrolling in the Kit and Clowder classes. I thought that I new how to color before but I enjoy it so much more now. I adore coloring your images as they really come to life when I color them up. I admire your post and your talent. You inspire me in so many ways. Keep up the great work.

Anushree Vaish said...

Your work is lovely...I have discovered you recently(my bad huh...)but completely enjoying seeing your work.

Carole Renneker said...

This is fantastic! I love your beautiful coloring. Thanks for sharing.

Betty Sue said...

Beautiful! Can’t wait to see the finished project!

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful stamp. Love to see it when you are finished coloring it. I love my Prismacolor pencils.
Thanks for sharing...

Mary Holshouser said...

I've been using the Chameleon markers
that I got at the "road trip" in St. Louis.
They are wonderful and I think my
coloring is improving more with their use.
Can't wait to see the finished project.
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Sandy S. said...

Checkered lilies? I had no idea! You've done a beautiful job with this!

jeanchaneyaz said...

Congrats on your new pencils! Nice to see you having some fun using these delicious images!

Tracey Magner said...

Beautiful stamp excited to see it finished. Thanks

Ilda Dias said...

Beautiful stamp and the coloring is amazing!

Sandra Wingate said...

Beautiful bouquet. I've never heard of or seen a checkered flower...so amazing. pencils are what I use most, and your results are so pretty.

Tracy Boyd said...

What a beautiful stamp set! And your coloring is amazing!

Samantha said...

Wow! The stamp is beautiful but your coloring of the bleeding hearts is amazing!!

Henriëtte said...

An awesome stamp and such beautiful colours that you use. I normaly google the flowers I want to colour but sometimes I pick ad random colours and love to do that. Thanks for your part in the challenge, it’s such fun to do the 30 Day Coloring Challenge again!

Charmaine said...

Thank you Marcella for all of your beautiful rubber and digital floral images. I can't get enough of them. I can't wait to see your finished project because it already looks beautiful.

bzyPTmom said...

Love the stamped image and how you colored it! I love Kathy's color challenges. Your images are amazing and thanks for the tip of looking at the real flowers you are coloring, helps with the coloring.

Kristina H said...

Your coloring is gorgeous no matter what medium you use! You sound like me when using colored pencils. I hold lots of them at a time!

Stampnms said...

Your checkered lily is perfect. Such a gorgeous stamp and you make it look fun to color.

Golda said...

That is definitely the easiest and best way to get your colors. Great work.

tiggermama said...

man, that's gorgeous - and aren't those the BEST pencils??? i do the same thing you do - 4 in the hand, 2 in the mouth, coloring. then i drop something.
our corgi is named Tessa

Kim Teets said...

The detail you put on the "weeping" flowers is stunning!

Catherine Loveless said...

Your flowers are just gorgeous and you are so right about coloring them from images of the flowers! Your talent amazes me.

Mary-Anne V said...

Great idea to use pictures for reference...love the pretty stamp.

Annette:) said...

What you colored so far in the bouquet is exquisite! You are so talented! Thank you for sharing.

bev p said...

Checkered Lilies?!?!? Who knew--certainly not me! I love floral stamps that say what they are so I can look up colors, but I am not a gardener and really don't know my flowers. How cool is this stamp! Enjoy the coloring and your new Prisma's. Thank you.

Mitzi Manthey said...

I have never seen checkered lilies and summer snowflakes before and both are beautiful. How nice that you chose to include them in a stamp.

Gwen said...

Gorgeous stamp, coloring and flower pics! You must have a beautiful garden!

Linnea S said...

so pretty! how about a linnaea borealis next time ;)

Nana Griffin said...

Your coloring of the flowers is gorgeous.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

You make the most beautiful cards! Love your perfect coloring!!!

Denise Mlady said...

The detail in your coloring is beautiful!!

Sue D said...

Very pretty and great idea to google photos to help with the coloring.

StampinLouie said...

Very beautiful coloring. Love the stamps.

Rufus said...

Oh my what a marvelous present to yourself! Looks like you are making very good use of it, too. This is going to be amazing when you complete it and the fun you'll have!

Marcie Lovett said...

Beautiful stamp, fabulous coloring. I wasn't sure how the green ink would look, but it's just right.

Sharon Dolan said...

So, you are a fellow gardener. I have all of those plants in my gardens. 😀. I’m amazed how well you have put them to paper. You are so very talented!

Flo said...

Very pretty. Love coloring with pencils. You do a lovely job yourself.

Sathya said...

Love the coloring and you do awesome job no matter what medium it is...As always your floral illustration is too pretty!!

Alaska .Kris said...

I'm new at colored pencils too! Lovely!

Gab said...

Love that image! And I need to pull out my prismacolors and actually use them!!!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning projects! Thanks so much for sharing the pics of flowers - so beautiful and some new to me. Your colouring captures them perfectly:) Love Tibbs too!

zub momi said...

Amazing coloring and beautiful stamp :)

Mary Reiner said...

WOW! I absolutely love your card! And Ii like to color with colored pencil so you have inspired me too. Thank you so much!

Cindy C. said...

Wow what a beautiful card!!

Jennifer Scull said...

This is just beautiful! Your description of having colored pencils here there and everywhere reminds me of myself with my paintbrushes! :)

And you truly do have some of the most gorgeous images anywhere online these days. I treasure the few digital stamps from your store in my collection. I will be back soon to take advantage of your wonderful sale. Thank you!

F. Andre said...

Great work in progress. Thanks for sharing the info about the flower varieties. Nature truly provides us with the perfect colour palettes.

StirYourCreativity said...

I was totally unaware of such gorgeous flowers. You have weaved magic with colors

Daria said...

I hope you will post again when you have finished the coloring. What you have now is so beautiful. I loved reading about the flowers and seeing the photos. I appreciate your advice. Thank you.

Sharla said...

Gorgeous flower stamps, thanks for the idea of having a picture for reference!

NWFlamingo said...

I do the same thing with birds, always looking in a field guide for a color check.

SusanR said...

Such a beautiful card. And Tibbs is adorable!!

Deneen said...

I use images from google as references too while coloring :)

Diane z said...

Love your colouring. Thanks for sharing.

Shannon said...

Those flowers are STUNNING!

Liz Ford said...

I see that your flowers are enhanced by your talent when you refer to the mags, pics, manuals, etc. You did a fantastic job and made each type of flower appear real! Wow, such talent. And a good idea. I just try to pic the image I am coloring in my head; but I should refer for colors and now I will. Thank you.

Essie said...

Sighing with this gorgeousness! Thanks for a really inspiring post!

Jen said...

Beautiful!

Denise Terry said...

Several thoughts after reading your post...first, the coloring that you have done so far on this is amazing! The mix of flowers and their natural colors just work so well together! Second, I love that you have digital files, and that you included information about what the flowers are so people can find color inspiration images. Such a huge help to those of us who are horticulturally challenged

Monica H said...

Love this bouquet of mixed flowers and your coloring is amazing!

Amy Seigler said...

Gorgeous coloring! I really have enjoyed reading this post and several of your other posts.

Diane said...

Just beautiful!

Lisa A creations said...

Nice coloring! It's always good to google pictures of flowers to get inspired.

TLady said...

A little later in getting here, but I'm here. Part of the hop.... I too LOVE to use colored pencils on my work & refer to photos of the actual images when I can. ;)

Tracy Hawkins said...

Your colouring is amazing! The finished card is beautiful! I find using pencils quite tricky, need to practice more! Xx

Annalisa Young said...

What a fabulous collection of flowers. My favorites are the bleeding hearts because of their alternate name: the dutchman's pants! It makes me giggle every time. Thanks for sharing with us and supporting Kathy; she is a pretty awesome lady.

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow!!! What a beautiful card! Love your colouring!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the coloring on these gorgeous flowers! Beautiful bouquet! Daisies are my favorite!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Wow !’ You’ve made a really good job with these beauties !!
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Holly Jackson said...

Oh my goodness Marcella, I love the flowers! Ohhhh I get stamping, coloring, pets and plants in the same post? You are speaking my language!

Wendy Lambert said...

What a beautiful card.

TinyCrafter said...

I do't now if I am to late for this hop or not but I'm still trying to finish this hop! I love, love, love, love your card! I love how you made the flowers realistic looking. I've done this before by Googling photos of how the flowers should look. More often then not though because I love lots of colors and I am drooling over those beautiful colored pencils you just got, I make my flowers lots of different colors. I know God did not make them those colors, but they just look so pretty when I color them just like your card looks so beautiful the way it's colored. I love, love, love, to color and am so proud to be a part of the coloring challenge.

Jessica said...

Beautiful

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