It's time again for another challenge at Tuesday Alchemy. The theme for Challenge #53 is Over the Pastel Rainbow, and who doesn't love using pastels!
The prizes are awesome and are as follows:
Di's Digi Downloads - $10 store voucher
Stitchy Bear Stamps - $10 Store Voucher
LEJDesigns - 4 Digital Images
The DT was challenged to choose a color and do a monochromatic card in that color, and I chose green. Huh?? What was I thinking? Green butterflies? Green flowers? I must have REALLY been in the mood for a true challenge. LOL! But not being one to back down, here is what I came up with:
The image is from Stitchy Bear and is "Floral Swirl," which you can find here. I paper pieced the flowers with scraps of green printed CS and popped them up on dimensionals, and the butterflies were white which I colored with yellow-green and green Copics. There are butterflies printed which are part of the floral stamp, but I felt like going the 3-D route this time and covered them with my embossed die cut lovelies.
I glittered the stamens on the flowers.
I applied SU Shimmer Paint to the debossed areas of the base layer. Why debossed? Because I was sloppy in applying the paint to the embossed side and thought I'd give the debossed side a try before trashing the piece, and turns out I preferred the look!
I made a nice, squashy bow out of hand dyed seam binding then added a custom charm which I already had on hand - perfect match!
And that, dear friends, is my monochromatic pastel card. Thank you so much for joining me today, and do stop on over at Tuesday Alchemy to play along and see what the rest of the lovely DT has made for your inspiration!
Stamps: Floral Swirl (Stitchy Bear)
Paper: Always Artichoke, Wild Wasabi, Subtles Stack (SU); white scraps, green print scraps
Extras: Dies: Ovals Stax 1 & 2 (Dienamics); Embosslits Beautiful Wings (SU), Copics, rhinestones, seam binding, custom charm, Shimmer Paint (SU), ef (unknown)
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