Thursday, September 24, 2015

Hibiscus Spirit

We are planning a vacation in Tahiti, and I looked up Tahitian Hibiscus hybrids so that I could color the Spirit of Hibiscus (by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff) for part of the cover of an upcoming album I plan to do for our Paul Gauguin  Cruise  The hibiscus are the Tahitian Lion and the Tahitian Solar Flare (or Tahitian Sunrise).  These are colored in Prismacolor pencils, finished with Marigold liquid pearls, and finished in Photoshop. Font is Jellyka  Delicious Cake.  This is just a start, but a fun one---what a gorgeous graphic.  Thank you Mitzi.  It is fun to participate in the Blog Challenges at  Aurora  Wings.

Here it is as a finished card.  The border scallops are Spellbinders Borderabilitiy S5-180, and the ribbons are double bow gold cord, some yellow petals a Hello Honey flat bow, and amber rhinestones adhered to Tangelo Twist paper I finished the bakground of the graphic  with pale Copic stippling.


  1. Oh, what a great cover for an album of a cruise in Tahiti! Love your coloring of these tropial hibiscus, Priss!! Beautiful. <3

    Mitzi xxx

  2. Hello Priss,
    Love your artwork. Look forward to seeing your Tahiti album.

  3. What a fabulous start to your album. it's certainly the perfect image for the coverr. Love your gorgeous card too, Priss. By now you've probably read my other comment about the link to the challenge. That is one of our rules. Thanks so much for joining us at Aurora Wings. xxD

  4. this looks super! I love the fact that you looked up the hybrids of your vacation-spot, and named them too! They look stunning!
    thank you for joining Aurora Wings :)
    -Laila aka Koneko