I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! We had a great day of shopping on Saturday followed by yet another snowstorm on Sunday! I think we got around 6 inches...maybe more! I'm thankful it's warming up though...we are sitting at 30 degrees right now, but I know it's supposed to get much warmer as the week goes on, and hopefully we can get rid of the snow and move on to Spring!!
Since I've had Spring fever for quite awhile now, and I'm longing to see some flowers blooming, I decided to put them on my DT card for Paper Makeup this week. Our challenge is to use pastel colors, which is perfect for a spring card.
It was so fun dabbing all that paint on to my watercolor paper and then dousing it with water to see the colors shift and move! Because this was my first time using these distress paints, I had to make a few attempts in order to get a background that I liked. Once it was dry, I splattered it with some diluted white ink.
The images I used are from the Color it Summer collection, and the If Friends Were Flowers sentiment. I used the distress markers for the shading around the flowers and on the edge of the frame. Of course, I need a little more practice with that...but I love how easy it was to get a nice soft background around my images.
I left the card relatively simple to keep the focus on the fun background, only adding a few pearls and a little ribbon and bow. Oh, and of course, some glitter pen to the flowers :)
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz #7-Clean and Simple
Creative Fingers #29-Anything Goes
Sassy Studio #222-Pretty Pastels
Word Art Wednesday #125-Anything Goes
Stop by Paper Makeup's Digi Makeover challenge to see the rest of our fabulous design teams creations, and then join in the fun!!!
Thanks for stopping by! <3