Heart Abloom for Retro Rubber 83

This challenge is a favorite for most participants!  It is Anything Goes so get going on your project and play along with us!  It starts today and lasts through April 6th.  The only stipulation is that you must use a rubber/photopolymer stamp in your project.  Although most of my Heart Abloom image is digital based, the sentiment is from a 2012 Occasions stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I purchased Heart Abloom from Power Poppy to participate in an online coloring class.  The image is colored with Copic markers and detailed with PrismaColor pencils.  I followed a tutorial by Amy Shulke, an independent artist and founder of Vanilla Arts Company.  Only a couple of minor details were changed to accommodate my personal desires.  Otherwise the inspiration for this lovely art work is attributed to Amy and the digital image to Power Poppy.

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A dear friend of mine lost her oldest sister to a tragic accident.  I wanted to give her something from my heart.  This image is too large for a card and, therefore will be framed.

There aren’t as many Copic marker colors or prismacolor pencils as you might expect in such a detailed piece.  That is an integral part of Amy’s teaching style.  I found a piece of parchment paper in my stash that was perfect for adding the banner.  It even has floral elements within the parchment.  If you have any questions regarding what I might have used, please do not hesitate to leave me a message.  To view more of Amy Shulke’s artistic work, click here.

Have you visited the challenge blog to see my teammates inspiration projects? Come on by! We look forward to seeing you in our gallery.

Guidelines for a Retro Rubber Challenge Blog challenge entry…
  • One of your stamps must be at least one year old.
  • You must tell us how long you have had the stamp or its age.
  • Do not link your new project to more than 9 additional challenges.

Please decide to play along with Retro Rubber!  And do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.

Have fun stamping,




6 thoughts on “Heart Abloom for Retro Rubber 83

  1. Maria A Rodriguez

    Oh Katy, what a gorgeous card, love this bouquet from Power Poppy and your coloring of it is perfection.
    Love the colors on each flower and the shading around it looks amazing. I’m sure your friend will feel your love every time she looks at this beautiful card.
    So sorry for your friend’s loss.

  2. Debbie

    Beautiful, Katy! I would say “frame it” but sounds like it will be already! LOL Your coloring skills are wonderful here and know it will be treasured. Great project!

  3. Claire Grantham

    Katy, sorry that you had to make a card for a sad time in your friend’s life, but the sheer beauty and thoughtfulness of this card must have been of some comfort. I love the beautiful colours you have used. Clairex

  4. Jan Clothier

    Katy, even in thumbnail this card looked like a real wreath of flowers. The sense of dimension you’ve achieved it utterly amazing and I am in awe! It’s a shame that something so beautiful is marking something so sad. It will be a treasure for your friend.

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