Wow, it's a long time since I lasted posted. Card making has very much taken a back seat for a while; so although I've made a few cards for particular occasions, I've not been following challenges for months.
However, I want to try and remedy that. This week I've been keeping tabs on what's 'on the market' as it were, and yesterday decided to try and get back in the groove. Crafty mojo was a bit slow, but a lovely combination of challenges came together to create the little number below.
It's a one layer card (makes international postage cheaper!) for a friend's upcoming birthday, so there's a bit of faux layering. The panel uses flower stamps from Clarity, and the sentiment is theirs as well, as is the stencil in the pink background.
I decided to go DL, so figured out the proportions I wanted and then stamped out the panel, masking as necessary. Then I masked all the stamping and applied the blue foreground with brushes, then covered up the panel to do the pink background, which I enhanced with a little bit of over-stencilling. The flowers were overstamped in pale pink with a silhouette version of the outline stamp, and then coloured with pencils to further enhance the texture.
Hope you like it, a big thank you to the challenges who provided my inspiration.
CAS Colours and Sketches #206: Watermelon Wonder, Island Indigo, Flirty Flamingo
Addicted to Stamps and More #225: Photo Inspiration (I took the flower as my inspiration)
Freshly Made Sketches #271
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes (optional topping, which I didn't use, is dashes and doodling)