cascading flowers tutorial..

Hello my fabulous friend!

I have some exciting news...

It's almost time to start the next round of #thedailymarker30day coloring challenge!!!

It starts Sept 1, and goes through Sept 30

Keep an eye on The Daily Marker website, for awesome inspiration from the woman who runs this fun challenge!

For those who don't know what this is, this is a laid back challenge that basically just encourages you to spend some time coloring each day for 30 days... and share with others what you've done. Any medium, any techniques, any theme... Just COLOR!  And everyone is welcome to join in the fun!

For me, this is a time for me to really focus on coloring... mastering new techniques,  improving with various mediums, and just plain put in the time it takes to improve.  

 I post my daily colorings on Instagram, so be sure to find and follow me there

Any tutorials and finished projects will get shared here and on Facebook, but Instagram is where you'll find my every day colorings. 

Speaking of coloring... How about a quick tutorial?

Paper: Strathmore Bristol, glimmer paper 
Stamps: Altenew Peony Bouquet, Oriental Orchids, Painted Butterflies
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black; Zig Clean Color Real Brush makers; Sharpie
Other: sequins

Cut Britol paper to 4.75 in by 3.25 in. Stamp flowers cascading diagonally across card using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. 

Using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, scribble in some Light Violet (081) and Light Gray (091) into the area the shadow would be the darkest. Work one petal at a time for best blending.

Using a water brush, blend the color out from the darkest shadow to where the lightest highlights are. Repeat with each petal. 

Scribble Olive Green (045) to the areas you want darkest on the leaves and stems and blend out with water brush.

 Fussy cut along upper right side of the flowers.

 Using a liner pen, add a doodled boarder around the remaining sides of the panel. Stamp sentiment using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

On a scrap piece of Bristol paper stamp some butterflies using VersaFine Onyx.

 Color butterflies like the flowers. Add some unblended gray streaks by flicking the marker lightly starting in the darkest areas and flicking out into the lighter areas. Color the body with Dark Gray (095).

Blend with water brush, then cut out.

Cut silver glimmer paper to 3.5 in by 5 in. Attach to the front of a 4 bar card (3.5 in by 5 in). Layer on colored flower panel. Attach butterflies using foam tape. Add sequins.