Hi Everyone! Happy Friday!...evening!
This card seriously took me all...stinkin...day!
Between not having a set plan or design, to getting distracted by my own brain a thousand times, to still not having a plan....ugh...it just took forever!
But maybe that's a good thing, because in the end I absolutely love this card!
I started by stamping these roses from the Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Addie's Garden set in a super light blue ink. My original plan was pink, but the coloring didn't come out right and my blue's matched better...
Once they were all stamped, I pulled out my Spectrum Noir pencils and lightly colored them all in. I really wanted the tips of the petals to be super soft, so I kept a really light hand and only applied intense color to the darkest parts of the flowers. It's not perfect, but I really love them and hope that with more practice, I can be more confident in my coloring.
I did the same steps for the leaves and cut them all out. The Thanks die cut is a cut file from Winnie & Walter that I layered 3 times and then embossed with some sparkly silver powder. I did a light ink blending on the background with some Tea Dye ink just to add a little more color and interest and then set about getting the arrangement together (which again...took forever...)
Once it was all laid out the way I wanted, I adhered it all down, sprinkled some Pretty Pink Posh sequins around the flowers and added little drops of glossy accents. I also added tiny sparkly dots around the whole arrangement. That wasn't originally in my plan, but I think it really helped finish it all off.
I hope you enjoy this card, and it inspires you in some way!
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps & More #161-Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #99-Fancy & Feminine
Craft Cardmakers #147-Floral Embellishments
Retro Sketches #180
Simon Says Stamp-Use A Stamp
Word Art Wednesday #200-Anything Goes
Thanks for visiting!! <3