Sunday, April 04, 2021

The Flower Challenge #55

Hi everyone.  It's the start of a new challenge at The Flower Challenge #55 - Pretty Pastels.  We are thrilled to have a sponsor this month, Varda Sharma.  I used one of their free images for my card today.  You can find this FREE image HERE.

We also have an amazing Guest Designer with us this month.  Welcome to Keia (Confessions of a Paperholic)!

I started by printing off the image twice.  One for my background, which I sponged lightly with three colours of Distress Inks (Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry).  For the second image, I fussy-cut the flowers and leaves, watercoloured, added dimension using a stylus and foam mat, and then paper pieced on top of the background.  I used Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry distress inks on my flowers, Mowed Lawn distress ink on the leaves.

To finish, I stamped in black ink, one of the sentiments from Stampendous Spring Sentiment stamp set. I also added just a few drops of Black Liquid Pearl to the flower centers.

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I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the Pretty Pastel cards from our Designers and wonderful Guest Designer, Keia.

Come join us.  The challenge is open until April 25th!


Product Links
Flower Cluster1 (Varda Sharma)
Spring Sentiments (Stampendous)



Stamps:  Flower Cluster 1 (Varda Sharma digital stamps); Spring Sentiments (Stampendous)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories:   blending brushes, watercolour brush, Black Liquid Pearl

Challenges:

29 comments:

Maura said...

LOVE this, Loll!!! Delightful spring card! Happy Easter to you and your family!

Brenda in IN said...

What a gorgeous spring card, Loll. Have a lovely day.

Darnell said...

This is so pretty, Lolly! Your design and your pastel blending and coloring are just perfect! Love the sediment, too! Happy Easter! Love, Dolly

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card!

I Card Everyone said...

Loll we're going to have to change that age old rule for you: PRINT twice, cut once!
Oh it's so pretty in your pale pastels!
=]

Susan said...

That pastel background is superb - so soft and lovely to look at. The flowers are perfectly coloured - so subtle, just like spring blossoms. Great sentiment!

conil said...

What a lovely sentiment to go along with those sweet flowers. Such pretty, soft, gentle colors, so appropriate for Spring.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful pastel soft coloring for your digi flowers and wonderful fussy cutting and popping up of your flowers. Love your very light blended colors for the background and splatters too. Your sentiment is so perfect and joyful. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

TK said...

Lovely card, the elements are soft and inviting, and the double layers adds a lot of appea.

Pat said...

Such a pretty floral spray Loll and love the soft pastel colours you have chosen and a sweet sentiment too. x

Nstiz said...

This is SO cheerful with your soft, fabulous color choices. Love the water coloring of the gorgeous flowers too. This one just really pops with color!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Loll what a pretty card - is just shouts spring! loving your colours.
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Ina G said...

Beautiful soft coloured floral spray Loll. So very pretty. Nice tiny splatters.

Marcia Hill said...

Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL card Loll! Your soft colors are so pretty and in my favorites shades too! Love the dimension you created too by fussy cutting the extra flowers. Lovely card that totally makes me think Spring!! Perfect sentiment too by the way!! Hugs. :0)

Bobby said...

Fussy cutting is precisely why I don't do digitals, Loll. And I use the term 'precisely' literally. For someone who was a seamstress I still can't cut worth a darn. I love how you layered your flowers and the softly inked background just glows.

Leslie Miller said...

A lovely spring pastel creation, Loll! Oooh, the background... So beautiful!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, love the spring colours and the dimension you created with the layers :)

HilaryJane said...

Lovely soft colours, with just enough black splatters to provide some contrast xx

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Loll, I love the soft colors on these sweet flowers, and your sponged background is amazing, I love the beautifully blended colors.
Lovely card, Loll.
Stay healthy and safe.
XO

Linda said...

This is beautiful Loll. I love the dimension from the fussy cutting and layering, the soft colours are gorgeous and you know me, I do love a bit of splatter! xx

BożenA said...

Stunning card, Loll !! In quite unusual for you colors, but these pastels look so amazing. Adding an extra dimension is a great idea to make these beautiful flowers stand out.
xx

Cardsncraftsnyc said...

Love love love the way you colored this image . Makes it look so soft and dreamy. Your background is stunning.

Mac Mable said...

Loll this is so pretty and delicate. Such a contemporary looking card and so very beautiful x. Loving this one my friend x.

Brenda said...

Wow Loll, this is such a beautiful spring card! I love those sponged colors on the background. Love that you have the image on the base as well as popped up too. You have colored it so pretty. Definitely makes me smile and I swear I can feel the warmth of the sun from it. Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

These flowers are so pretty, Lolly! Beautifully colored and the soft sponged background is so perfect to show them off!

Anita in France said...

Soft and so pretty, Loll ... love the contrast of the black splatters with the dreamy pastel colours! Hugs, Anita :)

Trina P. said...

Such a pretty pastel flower card. Love how you created dimension. Your splatters look amazing as always.

TaeEun said...

Beautiful!!! Yellow, orange and pink have been my go to background ink blending color recently :)! They look so pretty and dreamy! Love that you paper pieced the flowers with dimension! Great design, Loll!

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so pretty, Loll! The soft pastel background is perfect for the lovely flowers. Love the dimension of the flowers! The black spatters spice up the spring scene.
Hideko xx