I am posting another challenge I did today, this time it was Pastels, now I will have to say that I am more of earth tones kind of gal I think, so trying to make sure it was all soft pastels was certainly a challenge. You can find all about the challenge and see some wonderful inspiration HERE on the Double D Challenge Blog .
I was not going to even post this card but I thought maybe I would and get some feedback on how you feel I could have done things differently, and maybe even change something before I send it out in the mail. All of these elements are different stamps, and after I had stamped the one flower and realized there are 3 stems, I masked the front flower and added the two others. I stamped them with spun sugar distress inks, then water colored the flowers in with the same color and then went over the lines with a darker victorian velvet distress ink. Trying to keep it pastel I was going very light but my hubby said I needed more definition to the flowers, so I let it dry and went over it again, but I don't know it just still doesn't look right to me.
I was going for the look that the flowers and sentiment frame were sitting on a table so I cut the oval die twice to give it more of a table feel. Popped up the top of the frame and have the bottom part sitting on the table. Added some wink of stella clear glitter to the water in the jar. Instead of inking around the edges like I usually do I did some piercing all around the edges.
Stampendous -- Bouquet for you stamp set, watercolor with distress inks and cut out
Distress inks -- Tumbled glass, bundled sage, spun sugar and victorian velvet
My mind's eye -- Lost and found paper
Spellbinders -- Oval and timeless rectangle dies
Hand piercing around the edges
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, I feel like I am still playing catch up trying to get to everyone's blogs myself.
Edited..... Here is a picture of a retry of the flowers after Leslie gave me some ideas!! Thanks Leslie!