Sunday, January 8, 2017

CYCI144 ~ A Color Challenge by Rose

It's time for a new CYCI challenge. This time it's a color challenge and check out these beautiful colors that Rose picked out. Aren't they gorgeous?!?!? Watermelon, Aqua, White, and Light Gray... I love it!!

I was blessed this Christmas with a set of ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers and have had a chance to play around with them this last week. This image is my third attempt at coloring this beauty with the ZIGs. I need a lot more practice... but I sure did have fun coloring! On a side note, I didn't find a watermelon color in the ZIG assortment I have (or at least one that I liked), so I just used my Stampin' Up! Watermelon Wonder marker. I found the best way to keep the colors subtle was to scribble the ZIGs and the WW marker on an acrylic block and grab the ink with my water pen. To finish off the image I added a touch of Silver silks to her jewelry by adding a dab on my acrylic block and using a blender pen to color it in.

After coloring my main image, I wanted something with pretty flowers in the background so I pulled out a watercolor paper pad that I've been itching to use. I just love the way it turned out!! I cut that piece out with what I'm beginning to think is my favorite 'go to' die - the Scalloped Stitched Rectangle die by Gina Marie Designs. I cut out the main image and sentiment with stitched oval dies and cut the angles to fit in the rectangle. The last touch was a bit of organdy ribbon. The main image and the sentiment are popped up with stampin' dimensionals.

I hope that you will join us in this wonderful color challenge! I can't wait to see what you make. Be sure to check out the other Design Team members creations at

Here are the products I used for this card:
Stamps: Warm Inside (Unity)
Card Stock/Papers: White (PTI), Watercolor Paper (TH), Tales of You & Me Paintables (Prima)
Inks: Black craft (retired SU!), StazOn Jet Black (SU!), Watermelon Wonder marker (SU!)
Miscellaneous: Black Detailed Embossing Powder, White organdy ribbon (retired SU!), 
Silver silks (FSJ), Blender pen (SU!), ZIGS (Kuretake)

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal


  1. I love your card Crystal. The coloring on your image is beautiful, and I love the way you cut your oval CS pieces even with the perforated lines.

  2. Great coloring, great layout, great card! Jeanne

  3. OMG... this is so true! I love this card Crystal, the colouring work and background texture... just awesome.

  4. This card is gorgeous! Love, love, love!

  5. Crystal what a beautiful card. I love the image the most.