Pretty Pastels &

When I began this card yesterday afternoon, I had every intention of using it solely for the Shopping our Stash challenge but this morning when finishing it, I realized that it also works for the sketch challenge at Global Design so it will be my second entry there.

I had purchased some Pops of Color from all 4 in pastel colors and I was looking for a project to use them and this was it. Initially I created my own stencil out of some scrap CS and I die cut three lavender flowers using a Memory Box die just received. Instead of keeping it as lavender I made it more like leaves and I added the pops of color to the stencil and also on the die cuts. The idea for using the lavender die cuts this way came from Jean Okimoto and can be seen HERE. In future if I do something similar to this I will make sure the stencil is from acetate or actual stencil medium as when removing the card stencil some paper was left behind. The actual die cuts I placed together like a bouquet and using a die cut butterfly (Gemini) I adhered them as you see. The tiny flying butterfly is from a SU set and I fussy cut this out after I coloured it. Again a little of the pop of color was used but this time slightly watered down so I could paint with it. Then I added all the tiny dots down the side of the card intentionally not worrying if the sizes and line were slighty uneven. A few more embellishments and a heat embossed in silver sentiment from MFT finished the card. Stay safe and healthy everyone and thanks for looking.

10 thoughts on “Pretty Pastels

    1. I like it too and those pops of color bottles make great enamel dots that don’t change shape in the mail once they are dry.


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