The main image, which are wild roses, are from the new set Sheena's Floral Fantasy-Wild Rose & Hibiscus. BEAUTIFUL images to color. I have a stepped out series of photos to show you how you can add depth and shading to your leaves and flowers using your Spectrum Noir markers.
Here is the first image where I just put a base down of a lighter green (CG1) which you'll see below. I colored the stamens of the flower with yellow (CT4).
In the photo below, you'll see I used the palette blending technique. It's such a smart way to blend a darker color with your lighter colors to fill in the gap where there is a larger jump in colors from one to another. You just use the broad end of your Spectrum Noir marker and color a large patch on an acrylic block, or plastic mat, and what you'll do is pick up that color with the fine tip of your marker with your medium color. In this case, I used the CG2 marker and picked up the color on my block which was DG4. I then blend that by coloring in small circles in the areas where the leaves are darker which you can see in the 3rd photo.
Here are the final leaves! See how much dimension the darker blending technique made? You can check out the technique by checking out this video on YouTube. There are a bunch of great ones there for your reference.
Here is the final card below. I fussy cut everywhere on this one (using my detail scissors and trusty Xacto blade!) and used pop dots underneath for more dimension. The sentiment, Sent with Love, is from the Mulberry Wood, All Wrapped Up set.
That's glued to the patterned paper below that I ran through my Cuttlebug using the Regal Damask embossing folder. I used a black and white striped paper underneath that for added color. I placed the rhinestone accents all over the card in the negative spaces. I seriously am in love with these colors together! What are you thinking?
Here is a close up of the coloring, fussy cutting and rhinestone accents.