30 May 2016

The Color Throwdown #394

Hello!. Thank you for dropping by.
Today I have cards for The ColorThrowdown #394. I love the inspiration image and the colours, but I must say, I didn't find the challenge an easy one.

This is the second card I made.

I can't tell you how many flower and leaf stamped die cuts I have for these cards. There are four layers to the flowers, with stamped button (two sizes) or stigma centers. So many combinations. I felt like a complete cot case when they were finally together. I wanted to move to another stamp set but I felt I would have been 'giving up' so persevered.

This is what I used.
The stamp and die set used is clearly Besotted Fancy Florals. 
'THANKS' is an old Hero Arts sentiment stamp set.
I have used Hero Arts dye inks for the stamping.

This is the first card made. The twine should have been cream, or none at all,  and is the base a bit pink???????

I used the same stamps, dies and inks as the card above.
The circle is from a Lil' Inker set, 'Dual Dotted Circles Dies' 
I swirled (with the Mini Blending Tool) two Versa Magic Chalk inks on the background. I find these perfect for this technique as they don't grab the card and they blend nicely. 

That's it from me. Until next time.
Stay warm!! Or cool if you are in the middle of Summer.


Broni said...

I happen to love both of your cards!! I love that you used these colors for florals! Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Throwdown!!

Karren said...

Two gorgeous cards, Karen! I absolutely adore the second one you posted with its soft pink background and the circle die!