Whenever I go to type particular words I have to sit and think about it that e before or after, for me thats pastels and angels or is it angles.
Anyhoo its time for our latest challenge and nothing so pretty in Spring on that other side of the world than all those soft colours and beauty everywhere. I have had to work hard on this idea as I am rather heavy handed with my colouring and most end up looking intense, vibrant even but rarely soft pastels.
This is card three, the other two have been cut up and will have the images for later use, like when we want intense, build up of colour.
I used one of our Sponsors free images and blew it up large enough that there were petals and leaves hanging off the page and once convincing my computer that I still wanted to print up (Image is too large for paper output).
The first one I coloured with Distress Oxide inks and ohhh I tried to keep it light but it just wasn't happening. So I looked through some free digital papers I had on the computer and found this one. So easy to import first one image then the flowers on top. I printed up on Copic friendly paper but I dont know if that made a difference to the colours I added once the full ink layer had been added.
I kept the colours really light each one in the 000 or 00 then 01 or 02 at the most. Sometimes bringing one colour down into another colour and cross blending.
I then added shimmer as one does for these cards and a dear friend who is totally into bling and colour suggested the gold bead centre for the flowers- ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for a finish.
I didn't have a die for slimline with those little scallops so I used a line die with the stitches and small scallops and I found that it just dropped into position perfectly when I needed to go further than the actual size of the die. I have tried photos from upright to laying down to holding so you can see what it looks like. Not looking forward to trying to add this to Instagram but anyway.
I love how it turned out, no sentiment so available for any occassion. Now its time to pop over to The Flower Challenge blog and see what everyone else has done, check out all the stunning inspiration and see what our Guest Designer, Ghea, has made.
Also don't forget there is a prize for the Top pick kindly given to us by Varadashama
Hope to see you again soon and love hearing what you think.