Timeless Tuesday #256: Pantone Color 2014-"Radiant Orchid"

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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FTTC256 PurpleThis week Allison is our hostess and she is challenging you to create using the newest Pantone Color of the year... Radiant Orchid... but any shade of purple will do! According to the Pantone View, "Since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute™ has been designating a Color of the Year to express in color what is taking place in the global zeitgeist. A color that will resonate around the world, the PANTONE Color of the Year is a reflection of what people are looking for, what they feel they need that color can help to answer. Not necessarily the hot fashion color of the moment, but a color crossing all areas of design which is an expression of a mood, an attitude, on the part of the consumers." Have fun using purple in your creations this week!

Personally, I don't usually pay much attention to the Pantone Color of the Year. Actually, I didn't care for the colors they chose over the past two years, at all. But, this year is different. Wow! Radiant Orchid is a gorgeous color! I even like the name. :)  So...create a card using this year's Pantone Color of the Year? Noooo problem!

I stamped the iris image, from the new Flowers for Jan stamp set, on Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, then colored it with Copics, using Prismacolor pencils to do some shading. After die cutting the image with a Nobel [sic] Rectangles Spellbinders die, I masked it, then colored it with my Copic Air Brush while still in the die. The tilted yellow layer was cut and embossed with the same die set.
I kept the inside subdued and simple. After that eye-popping card front (and yes, it is that vivid IRL, too!), I thought your eyes might need a breather. :)

This week, we have asked the Design Team to join us in celebrating the color purple. Take a moment and leave some lavender love on each one of our designers this week!

Okay, now it's your turn! I hope you'll play along! I can't wait to see how everyone takes on this challenge!

You don't have to use Flourishes stamps, but if you do, you get two ballots toward the weekly prize! You can find all the details for the challenge here.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful, PURPLE week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenge:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #56: Anything Goes

~Hugs,

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24 comments :

Colleen said...

Cheryl,
Love this image and your coloring is beautiful.

KimCreate said...

Holy Wow! that coloring is awesome! beautiful card!

Lynne said...

Wonderful coloring of these beautiful flowers. Great use of this Spellbinders die. Combo of the purple and yellow is delightful.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Cheryl, the coloring is so rich and exquisite! One of the reasons I love Flourishes images so much! Stunning card, sweet friend!

Lagene said...

WOW! What a gorgeous creation! The Iris is my favorite flower and yours are Spectacular! Love all your pretty die cut frames!

ChristineCreations said...

The colouring on these irises is absolutely gorgeous Cheryl! And the perfect ribbon too!

Allison Cope said...

Good golly me! That is one STUNNER of an iris! These flowers always amaze me.. just like you do Cheryl! It's an amazing creation! Now... let me wipe the drool of my screen! LOL!

Julie Koerber said...

Cheryl-- your coloring is just stunning. What a beautiful creation!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful coloring on the iris.

TLady said...

OH MY!!!!!!!!!! sigh! THIS IS SOOO REGAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!It's STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOVE all the gold touches too!!!!!!;) TOTALLY STUNNING, CHERYL!!!!!!!!!!;)

TLady said...

P.S. GORGEOUS COLORING!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Leslie Miller said...

This is a real "be still my heart" card! My goodness, your coloring of the irises is amazing and so lifelike! Love this, Cheryl!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow that is quite stunning, lovely coloring and such a neat design with the dies!

Becky said...

wow..this is stunning! Gorgeous coloring.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Stunning doesn't even begin to describe your Irises Cheryl!! Holy Cow what a work of art they are!! I've been gazing and gazing at them! WOW!

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally GORGEOUS Cheryl! Love how you colored this image!

Sue Lelli said...

Cheryl, this is GORGEOUS! Your orchid looks so REAL! And the ribbon and BG complement them so well!

Chana said...

Another outstanding creation and I love the color! Yeah, maybe Pantone got it right this year!:D) You used one of my favor color combos. Any purple and gold together is so rich and elegant that it is hard for a design to go wrong. The coloring on those orchids is all the way off the chain...!!!!!

Thanks for leaving this on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!
Hugz,
Chana

Rosy Newlun said...

Oh.my.word! Your coloring is GLOWING out of my laptop -- amazing!!!!

Sara S. said...

Lovely! The colors are awesome. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at 613 Avenue Create!

Deborah Anton said...

That is one gorgeous coloring job on the iris!! Wow! I love the colors and the elements! Awesome...

Shirley said...

Wow, Cheryl, this is lovely inside and out. I wondered what to do with this exact die set and now I know! Your iris is just gorgeous and the colors you chose for the BG, sky, and ribbon just really make it pop! I'm pulling the die right now so I don't foreget! LOL TFS

stampqueen said...

That is just stunning - I love Iris and had one that color before I discovered that iris don't grow well in my area of Florida - too hot.

Chana said...

Hi, Cheryl! Just stopped by to let you know that your project is featured on our Facebook Page Today. I think you are scheduled at 1:00pm EST. Thanks for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner
www.facebook.com/avenue613