Tuesday 15 March 2022

Retro orchids

I’m delighted to be Guest Designer with Retro Rubber for the current challenge. It’s an “anything goes” theme this time around so as long as you use a stamp that’s older than a year, you’re good to go!

I needed a birthday card with a touch of elegance and figured orchids might fit the bill. It’s a good while since the orchid stamps came out to play! 

I stamped with pink ink, wiping most of it off the stem so I still got an impression but it was easier to cover with green pencil. The petals are coloured with white pencil which is opaque enough to lighten the base colour of the paper but still allows the pink “veins” to show through. I’d originally thought I would overstamp after colouring with the white but I liked the soft effect so left it alone.

Orchids (Darkroom Door, I’ve had mine since 2013)
Big Day Today (Waltzingmouse Stamps, no longer with us, had mine since 2014)

Strathmore Toned Grey 
Bristol board

Versafine by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)
Memento Luxe by Tsukineko (Rosebud) 
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Antique Linen)

Coloured pencils
Stitched rectangle dies, A6 size (Paper Rose)

If you need an excuse to break out the older stamps - come and join us!


Maria Rodriguez. said...

I love the look of your flowers stamped on colored paper, especially this tone of gray, the color on these orchids really pop beautifully.
The font on the sentiment is so very lovely.
Thank you for being our Guest Designer this time around over at RETRO RUBBER, I hope to see your beautiful creations in our gallery often.

Take care and stay healthy.

Heather said...

So beautiful, Joanne, I LOVE the look of color on kraft so much! Your pencil coloring is just stunning, so skilled! The details just shine through. So glad you could join us at Retro Rubber!

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely card, Joanne. Such a lovely colour combo and your colouring looks great too, Jo x

Debbie said...

this is beautiful

Wavejumper said...

This is elegant! I often love colored pencil on kraft/grey paper and this not an exception. Beautiful. They will love it. hugs Margot

LeAnne said...

This is beautiful! So soft and subtly colored and I love the neutral background! Congrats on being our Guest Designer this week too!

Claire Grantham said...

Love having you with us Joanne, your card is stunning, love your no line colouring and the elegant sentiment. Hope to see you in the gallery again soon. Claire Retro Rubber DT