Hello Bonnie! Thanks so much for your kind words. I don't know why I don't have a problem coloring in red. I don't think I do anything different that others do. Yay for me! LOL Do you have Prisma pencils?? I did one rose for practice and wrote down the pencil #'s for you. It is a lighter red. I used 924 122 & 926. Those numbers are in order from dark to light. I hope that helps. Have a great week end my friend! :)
So pleased you like my rubber band effort. I like that technique, but like you had forgotten about it recently. With your ability to create beautiful backgrounds you will probably come up with something spectacular.