Friday, February 1, 2019

Orange is the new Monochromatic Color

Hello All and Happy February to you!

It is February 1st and that means it is time for a new challenge at The Rainbow Card Challenge.
This month, we are going ORANGE!  At first I thought this was going to be a bit tricky, but when I found the right stamp, easy peasy!

Your challenge this month~

This stamp was begging to see ink.  Is it not the most gorgeous image?!  It is a Power Poppy image and I am blessed to live near the owner/artist, Marcella Hawley.  She is an absolute gem and soooo incredibly talented.  If you have not checked out her store, do yourself a favor and head over to Power Poppy.
So, I decided to watercolor this image and use my Daniel Smith watercolors again.  Lesson learned- Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock is not the ideal paper to water color on. I have been trying different papers to see how paints react, or in some cases, don't react on them.  I really wanted to like this paper as it is such a pretty, bright white, but I really did not care for how the paint moved on it.  I ended up adding color and detail with my Prismacolor Pencils in the end.
I used  a gold gel pen to color some of the flower center and added a few sequins and some ribbon (yes, ribbon; haven't used that in ages!) to finish off the card.

I am linking up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- 'Anything Goes'.

Also linking up to Paper Craft Crew Challenge- Tic Tac Toe- My stamp is new to me, I used a rectangle die to cut out the top panel, and I used grey tones on the stems and live to give the card a vintage look.

Check out the rest of the team's inspiration at The Rainbow Card Challenge and then link up your project in the gallery! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy February!

Lee Ann 


  1. I love this so much - that poppy is stunning and I will certainly check out the website - Jacqueline xx

  2. Lee Ann, this is AMAZING!!! I adore the way you colored that beautiful bloom! Thank you for all your hard work for TRCC! Sending crafty HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  3. Beautiful coloring and choice of colors! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)

  4. Absolutely beautiful! Your coloring is stunning! Thank you for joining the Paper Craft Crew this week!

  5. I know you say that you had to 'save' your painting with pencils, Lee Ann, but this is stunning! (but I'll take your word on the paper used). So glad you joined us at the Paper Craft Crew challenge this week. :)

  6. Gorgeous card. The coloring is stunning! Thank you for joining the Paper Craft Crew this week.


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