Monday 5 April 2021

The Flower Challenge #55 Pretty Pastels


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.

Crafty Hugs



Loll said...

Gorgeous card with your rainbow of blooms Aileen. Love the design with the repeated image the length of the slimline. So pretty with the scallop edging. xx

lostinpaper said...

Yes there must be easier ways to take photos for slimlines... I need longer arms lol. Love your rainbow of flowers and those gold centres were perfect too my friend (i before e). Hugs Tx

I Card Everyone said...

Aileen, I think you have beautifully captured 'pastels!' I think I heard the 'angles' sing!
You girls are so clever with these beautiful digitals!

Bobby said...

This is such a lovely rainbow bouquet, Aileen. So glad you worked out that scalloped die to finish off the card.

Enna said...

I love this sparkly rainbow number!! You sure know how to make a gal happy!!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Aileen, this is a beauty, love, love the rainbow paper and how you printed these pretty flowers on the edge that look so amazing with the scalloped panel.
Beautifully done!!
Stay healthy and safe.

Cardsncraftsnyc said...

So beautiful Aileen. Rainbow colors make me so happy. These flowers look stunning on your card.

Diane said...

Wow Aileen, your colors are stunning and the shimmer and scallop frame are perfect.

Hugs diane

TaeEun said...

Love this card so much, Aileen! The pastel rainbow digital paper was the perfect choice and the matching coloring in soft colors makes your card look so dreamy!

Ericka Strange said...

Gorgeous card Aileen and I love the rainbow look you created. So pretty!