Fresh-Cut Flowers * MFT Countdown (5)

Hello and welcome to the first day of the My Favorite Things March release countdown!
We have a lot of wonderful new products waiting for you. Let's start with a BEAUTIFUL flower stamp.

I stamped my image with a light brown Distress Ink on watercolor paper. I used Zig Watercolor markers, a waterbrush and colored pencils as my coloring medium. 
While this might look a bit difficult to color, it actually is just one petal at a time. I looked at every petal separately and decided, where the lighter and darker parts should be. I made sure, not to color petals that are right next to each other before the first one was dry. This is important to make sure the lines of the stamp/petals stay sharp and clean.

Another tip I have is, not to color just with one color. I added a little bit of orange to make the flower more interesting and give her some "shine". To create even more of a three dimensional illusion, I added a bit of brown and dark red to the darkest parts where the shadows are.

And my third tip is simple but I think still important... take your time. This isn't a 10 minutes card but coloring such a stamp can be very relaxing.


Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Mini Misti 

Another super fun stamp set is "sweet friends". This is charming little girl and her furry friend are just perfect for a cute spring scene. I combined them with pastel watercolors and one of the "interactive swing die-namics" dies. YES, you could even make this an interactive card and your swing could actually move!

Hop over to the MFT Blog to see the stamp and more new goodies that will be available soon! And don't forget to leave a comment on the MFT countdown post for a chance to win a 75 Dollar gift card!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a happy day,


  1. I like your shading on clouds and on the sky. It remindes me on beautiful late afternoon light. Congrats to this remarkable work.
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  2. Gorgeous cards! Love your coloring!

  3. OMG, Nicole... that flower card is just amazing! ^_^ Hugs Laura

  4. The flowers are absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring is phenomenal — the depth you achieved with the shading and highlights makes the flowers look so realistic.

    The candy-like colors you used for the "Sweet Friends" card makes it extra sweet.

  5. Stunning floral! The colors are so great. I also love the colors that you used on the swing card. It is so soft and pretty.

  6. What amazing colouring skills you have! The flower is simply breathtaking!
    Carol x


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