Thursday, 5 March 2015

Black roses

Colouring black stuff causes a few issues so I've heard many times and one of my crating colleagues was having some issues, so I thought I'd have a go myself to see if I could do it.  I'm always up for a colour challenge as many people know on Make It Crafty (as long as I have time).  I'm please to say I'm very happy with the results.

The image is Roses of Love and I have it in rubber stamp form.  I've used green ProMarker for the leaves with a touch of brown.  The actual roses themselves were coloured using Copics.  I have a full set of grey neutrals that I used to do this with (sad to say these are the only Copics in my collection at the moment).

The trick with colouring black I've found it to build up the layers and blend.  For these roses I also had to decide roughly where I wanted to put the highlights first.

My inspiration for this was some photos of black rose images I searched for on Google.

To make the card up I wanted it very clean and simple to showcase the roses.  So I've just mounted the image onto some plain black card stock to give it a border.

I wasn't sure they were a Mother's Day thing so I chose a sentiment from Lili of the Valley - Art Pad 8.  The only other thing I've added are some black self adhesive gems.

Hope you like my colouring :)
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
A Step in the Dark - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - All or Nothing
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Border Time


  1. Andrea this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. AWESOME black colouring, Andrea! I desperately need to expand my pen selection but don't know whether to stick with Promarkers or go to the dark side and try some other brand?! Love the CAS design which allows the image to be the showstopper! Hugs, Lisa x

  3. Hi Andrea,

    Gorgeous card, fabulous colouring love the roses. Thank you for joining in with challenge 5 over at

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  4. Stunning colouring, so beautiful, thank you for playing with Sweet Stampin'.

    Warm hugs

  5. So gorgeous - your colouring is awesome.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin' and PTW this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  6. It is Gorgeous Andrea!! As soon as I have more N greys ( and some spare time, lol) I will give it another try :-D

    1. Thanks Sandra, I'll look forward to seeing them - I'm sure you'll do a fantastic job :) x

  7. I definitely DO like it...very clean, simple and effective...Thanks for sharing with us over at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT X

  8. Wow fab card thank you for joining the step in the dark challenge blog. Alana dt

  9. Your card is beautiful, Andrea! I appreciate all of the planning and work you went through to get this just right. I love using Google images for coloring, too! Thanks for joining our Border Challenge at Creative Knockouts. I'm so glad I was able to stop by. Cathy DT

  10. Beautiful card!!!! Fabulous job on coloring the roses! Thanks for joining us this week at A Step in the Dark!!! Good Luck

  11. Beautiful. I love roses especially Black ones. Thank you for joining us at A Step In the Dark Challenges

  12. Wow your card is beautiful. The black is very elegant and you did such a great job with the coloration!
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Creative Knockouts!

  13. Wow your card is beautiful. The black is very elegant and you did such a great job with the coloration!
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Creative Knockouts!