Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Illustrated and pencil colored Hibiscus

Hello friends, I am here with another coloring.

I wanted to color a hibiscus and currently I don't have those stamps with me, I think one is in India and other in the Phillipines....partly another reason for posting mostly coloring related cards is because I have very limited craft stash here in Macau with me. I have very few stamps and Prismacolor pencils, Watercolors and a good bunch of stencils and other limited stuff. A tiny sizzix side kick, I really miss my Bigshot!

Ok enough of the distractions!

Thanks to no stamp on hand, I had illustrated the hibiscus myself, I illustrated it to an actual flower size, and I was crazy to think to color this big flower, but I am quite satisfied with the coloring.

The coloring has taken me almost 3 hours. I am seriously glad that the card assembly took about 5 mins!
I have added a process picture, so you can see how the flat drawing came to life.
The initial base layer is CrafTangles liquid watercolors, Yes the cardstock is a watercolor hot press paper.
The shades vary as the daylight varies too with some scattered clouds coming and dispersing while my coloring was getting done.
I will add a real time video of the card on Instagram if you want to see the coloring.

I did add a video for the bubble flower from yesterday.

Once the coloring was done, I fussy cut the flower.
I have used a white base card, and used the bubble stencil from STAMPlorations in fossilized Amber distress oxide ink.
Added 2 score lines on top and bottom of the base card.
The flowers is added using a foam adhesive.
The sentiment is from Altenew, edged with a gold strip, A few jewels to finish it off.

Linking this with:
Another entry here - I think I should stop adding now to the gallery, though I am coloring everyday thanks to the coloring challenge by Kathy

Another entry inspired by the blooms

Joining in with hibiscus a summer flower and all time tropical flower.

      Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind feedback. Have a great day!     


  1. Jaw dropping amazing, Rahmat!! Wow!! I don't have any more words of praise!!

  2. Gorgeous card and the flower is amazing! Love that you drew it yourself and amazing job coloring it up too. Beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at The Flower Challenge!

  3. Impressive coloring and I love your step by step illustration too. Thanks for joining our challenge at Inkspirational.