It is time to share the Flower of the Month card for January. This month's flower is Snow Drops. Lisa Grey did a great job bringing these flowers to life. It can be found here. I wanted to do something a little different this month. This month I made enlarged the digi so it would span across a A2 card.
The challenge this month comes from color choice. Snow drops are a white flower and card stock is also white. This poses a problem if you want the flowers to stand out and be the focal point of the card. I decided to color a sky background so the white flowers pop off the page.
I started down at the bottom of the card with my darkest color blue. I slowly worked through the blues to my lightest. I wanted the lightest blue to fade to white at the top of the card. I listed all the colors I used at the bottom of this post. If you are interested I have a detailed DVD class that shows step by step how to create this effect.
To create some depth when coloring the leaves of the flowers I colored the smaller stems/leaves darker green. I kept the larger leaves a little lighter. This way they the stems of the flowers didn't get lost against the broader leaves.
Lastly, I added some grey to the flowers to help create a little depth. I chose really soft tones. I didn't want the flowers to look grey.
I finished the card off with a simple sentiment and rhinestone. I tucked it away. I always try to have a few sympathy cards on hand. I find when I need them, I often don't have time to make one. It is nice to be able to raid my card stash.
Thanks for looking. I hope you enjoyed January's Flower of the Month. I think it is my favorite so far in the series.
White: W3, W1, W0
Green: G00, G02, G09, YG67, G94
Blue: B95, B93, B91, B52, B00, B000, 0