Monday, 8 May 2017

Candy Pastel Flowers

I attended a course a few weeks ago. I really need to finish the coursework, but as the true procrastinator I am, I turned to browse challenge blogs instead. And I couldn't resist a bit of die cutting inspired by the Flower theme over at the Paper Smooches challenge blog. I was also inspired by the colours over at Color Throwdown and the sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch. I'm also linking up over at CAS on Sunday where the theme is Glitter or Sequins and CAS Mix Up where the theme is Stamping+Splattering+your choice (die cutting and heat embossing). Last but not least I'm also linking up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge where the theme is Hint of Pink.

I started by sponging Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet and Peacock Feathers onto white card. Then I splattered water on the inked background. Next, I started die cutting the flowers from white, turquoise, pink and purple paper and spent quite a while with my tweezers and glue putting together the flowers. Then I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed the sentiment in white, before adding a few sequins for embellishment. As I was left with so many left over die cuts I couldn't resist the urge to add a few more flowers inside the card from the pile of leftover bits and pieces. There is something truly calming about assembling tiny little pieces of paper although at the same time it drives you crazy!

Card: white 200 gsm card
Paper: Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes
Ink: Tsukineko Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Peacock Feathers
Stamps: Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Dies: Paper Smooches Adorable Array
Other: Sequins from my stash


Leigh Penner said...

Very pretty take on the sketch!

Loll said...

Your soft pastel shades are so delicate and look amazing for the background and your flower sprays, Karola. Great water splatters to lighten and create texture for your background. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Cheryl said...

Your card is so pretty and dreamy. I love the colors :)

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card! It's so pretty & I love the softness of the colours.
Thanks for joining us at [url=]Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge[/url]
Mandy x

Susan said...

Great water splatters! Lovely soft pastel colours! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH WOW! This is stunning! What a beautiful pastel color combo! Love that you are a procrastinator too--- that's why I'm writing comments in June instead of May! LOL!

Great card- love those flower dies! THANKS for joining in the fun with our May challenge <3