Hi! Today’s pastel flowers card is for the Color Throwdown – a new (to me) challenge. The soft colors for this week’s challenge just really appealed to me. Normally, I’m all about bright colors, but sometimes, you need a change. Here’s what we were asked to use as inspiration:
I started with the background piece. I smooshed some ink on an acrylic block, and used a paint brush and just a bit of water to splash some color onto a piece of white cardstock. I love this technique, though I’d like to practice with it more. The splotches on this one are bit bigger than I actually wanted… but I decided I could live with it. (I’m really working on my perfectionism… which is kind of necessary if I want to create anything, LOL.)
I wanted three flowers, one in each of the throwdown colors, so I tried arranging these three several different ways, by themselves, in a jar, in a vase, any way I could think of. It just wasn’t working… until I got smart and cut off the stems. 🙂 I also cut off the leaves, and arranged them the way I wanted.
I stamped a sentiment on a die-cut tag, adhered with foam adhesive, and added a little bow made from yellow and white Baker’s Twine. A couple of rounded corners, and a few sequins finish it off. Oh, and a bit of Wink of Stella on those flowers, to make them sparkle. It’s hard to see in the photo above, so here’s a close-up:
Supplies… well, gosh, it looks like I managed to use another discontinued item. There are lots of other alternatives, but if you’d like to hunt down the flower die I used, it’s by Poppy Stamps, and it’s called “Cecilia Flower Outline”.
Other supplies (some affiliate links used – see here for full disclosure. If you make a purchase from these links, it won’t cost you any extra, but I will get a small commission, which will help keep this blog going. Thank you so much! SSS=Simon Says Stamp and AMZ=Amazon.com):create a little scene.