I’m loving Birthday Blooms – for someone who doesn’t really like floral images, there is just something about this stamp set!
I’ve decided to combine two challenges this week – a colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches and a sketch challenge at Global Design Project.
Here are the criteria:
And here is the card I came up with
Now I do realise that Smoky Slate leaves are not exactly botanically correct, but as my husband never lets the truth get in the way of a good story, I thought I wouldn’t let the truth get in the way of a good card!!
The image is embossed in white on watercolour paper and then coloured with an aqua painter in the CAS Challenge colours.
I didn’t want to use the entire image on the stamp – just the larger bloom. So I fussy cut the bloom along with it’s lower leaves. I did actually add in a couple of extra leaves. I remember seeing a card by GDP DT member Brian King where he had also added in a couple of extra leaves. Don’t you just hate when someone is right?!! Brian, you were indeed totally right, it did look as if it were going to fly off without the grounding of a couple of extra leaves!!
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