Boy do I struggle with Pastels. I really hope these are pale enough to refer to them as pastel. Tried so hard to keep my colours light but I had to add shadows and definition so the colours started getting darker.
This was my first attempt and as you can see it certainly didnt make the pastel ranks as I got heavier handed with the colours and it became a brights to be left for another time.
This is my second attempt at pastels and I feel I got as light as I can with watercolours.
This stunning collection of flowers came as a stamp, this stamp:
Beautiful, easy to stamp. I did heat emboss in white which meant it was a bit harder to work out where the flower started and ended and where the leaves were but by keeping my coats very very pale to begin with I left myself room for error.
After I finished painting, I added a bit of blue for highlight and washed it away to nothing. I added a bit more shadow build and lightweight with my Coloursoft Pencils. Finished it off but using the stitched Rectangle die then inlaid it back in so it remained one layer. Added a silver narrow card 'Congrats' die.
So what do you think??? Pastel enough??
Thank you so much for coming to have a look and I hope you come again soon.