A darling friend came over and crafted with me. I was SO inspired by Sarah's post here that I had to jump into the Wplus9 color challenge.
I LOVE the soft and quiet colors of kraft, lilac, turquoise and white together. So beautiful. I needed a birthday card for my Grandmother's upcoming 80th birthday and this was the perfect inspiration that I needed.
I stamped my flower in PTI's hybrid palette ink in Water Lily Green. I used my Copic markers and Prisma pencils to color my image in. I wanted to lend my image a watercolor vibe to it so I first colored the bottom of my bells in an aquaish Prisma pencil. I went over it with E30 - Bisque to bring the color forward a bit and to tone it down. I colored the inside of my flower bell with a lilac colored pencil and did the same technique with my E30.
I then colored the leaves in BG11 - Moon White - one of my favorite Copic colors. I went back in with my E30 and traced the leaves a bit for some contrast and colored the stems loosely with E55 - Light Caramel.
Using my Nesties (ya...I'm new to them and am LOVING them!) I cut my main image to use it as a focal point. I nestled it with it's Kraft counterpart behind it to make the white and flowers simply pop.
My background papers are both SU! cardstock in Tempting Turquoise and Orchid Opulence. I distressed them both by crumpling them up in my hands first. I then stitched around the edges of both for added texture. I ran my SU! Grey ink pad over the edges of the Orchid and I used my white craft ink on the turquoise. I coated it with white embossing powder and heat set it so it would off set the springy image with a little touch of the winter we still have here in New England.
I used an aqua double stitched ribbon to tie into a tiny bow (my card only measures 4X4"). A teensy bit of twine tied around the bow for a bit of a rustic feel and a tiny snippet of turquoise glittery ribbon for the bit of bling that I know my Grandmother will love.
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend and for those of you whom it applies to, a great February vacation!!