It was my first time using PTI's Happiness in Bloom and Guide Lines Two, and I love them both!. Inking on watercolor paper was really the key that helped the colors blend so nicely. The large blossoms are actually the medium ones in the set. I used Sweet Blush as the base, with Berry Sorbet stamped for both inside details. The center was stamped with Lemon Tart and brushed back over with Harvest Gold. I Masked off the flowers and used Limeade Ice for the dots and leaves. The leaves were randomly stamped off on scratch paper first. I also brushed some extra strokes of Limeade Ice as background foliage. The background was made with a wash of Lemon Tart and stamped with Sweet Blush. The sentiment, also from Happiness in Bloom, was stamped with Smokey Shadow. I placed the panel on a card base made with Sweet Blush and added a strip of Melon Berry to balance things out.
I was inspired by the following challenges:
Make it Monday #196: Colorful Card Corners - Thank you Danielle, your card was SO inspiring!
Virginia's View Challenge #11: Clean Slate - I masked the flowers. I was also attempting a one-layer card, but putting a panel on the card base probably counts as two layers - hee hee.
Darnell's NBUS Challenge #3: Using never before used schtuff - After being away from blogland for a year and a half, you can imagine I have lots of this (buying did not reflect using). I'll just mention both stamp sets and leave it at that.
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