Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Illustrated and colored Plumeria

Hello friends, hope everyone is doing well.
With the coloring challenge coming to end, so had my cardmaking spree for July has also come to an end!
But I am still coloring, actually I am illustrating and using the same pieces to color. If you have stopped by my instagram, you might notice I am stuck to illustrating and coloring Plumeria aka Frangipani aka Champa flowers nowadays.

This flower started right and has gone sooooooo wrong that you will see in the pictures, i will add that as well, and also how it was saved back to grace­čśé

So I illustrated this yesterday evening, and I finished the coloring in the night, and before going to bed I colored one rain /dew drop. The lighting was not good, so I decided to leave it as it is and came to work on it this morning. 
As you can see in the picture, the colors looks different because of the artificial lights.

My usual routine is I sit with breakfast and a korean drama playing and if I have any coloring, that continues for a while till I have to get up and do the housework and cooking. 
So I went overboard with the drops.

Then my darling daughter gave a feedback that the drops look more like bumps rather than drops­čÖł She said adding some blue or green might give the drops the needed reflection, and of course I took the advice after all she is an art student, and a good one too!

So I tried adding blue and bit more black to the drops and ended up messing up like CRAZY and ended up hating it.

Now I wanted to save the piece more for the illustration than the coloring. I smudged off all the colors and redid the coloring, and I didn't give up on the drops either, but I added only a few....and the previous ones are still there in the background but very faint to be visible and disturbing the coloring.

So this was the story behind the coloring.
Lets see how I have assembles the card now!

Nothing much really, the flower was fussy cut, I added score lines to the base card, and added a foil line to the edge on one side, the foils is a silver sequin foil from Gina K foils... and added the flower using foam adhesive. The sentiment is from Altenew, I added a few jewels to finish it off.
I hope you like it!

Linking this with:
A tropical summer flower

with the edge and a twist to the optional twist, in south east Asia, Plumeria flowers are a sign that you are on a beach!

Anything Tropical
Joining with a tropical flower

Inspired by love here

Anything Goes

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


  1. Thank you for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge with this gorgeous CAS card in tropical colours, stunning colouring and layout

  2. Glad it turned out so pretty in the end! The flower looks beautiful now! Gorgeous card too, Rahmat! I even love the small dual colored sentiment.

  3. So interesting to see how this one progressed! It turned out absolutely beautifully in the end. Your coloring is wonderful, and you got the drops just right. I love the strip on the right side, and that you used pink for the "love". just wonderful. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out. Always wonderful to have you play with us.

  4. The flower is stunning in all its stages. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  5. This is such a stunningly simple and beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

  6. Your flower is beautiful. I love the pink and yellow together and a great recovery job. Those little dew drops look fab. Thank you for sharing with us at Less is More.
    Lynne x

  7. This is just gorgeous! I love everything about it


  8. I love seeing the evolution of your gorgeous coloring. Beautiful!

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

  9. So beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at AAACards!

  10. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs ├ůsa