Flowers -With A Twist

The card I’m submitting to day was inspired by the Altenew class by Therese Calvird called With A Twist.  This is a fun class where she showcases thinking a little outside the box on ways to use your stamps (taking things a little further than you might not normally do).  I was inspired by  Lesson 2, where we are encouraged to use uncommon color combinations, be bold, be pastel, be different.

My card is different in that I’ve started my A2 panel as dark brown cardstock!  I wanted to go a little unusual for colors by using pastel blue with a dark brown.  I stamped forals (and leaves) from the Altenew Vintage Flowers in white pigment ink on the brown cardstock.  After letting the pigment ink dry, I used all the stamp layers again over the white dried ink, with Altenew Tide Blue and Starlight (blues) and the leaves with Forest Glades and Evergreen.  Once that was done, I felt that the flowers needed a bit more, so I used with my Prismacolor pencils (I love these) and added details to both the flower and leaves.  To complete the card panel, I used my white pencil and doodled (again, I’ve doodled on my card) around the flowers and leaves to give some additional interest.  I foam mounted the brown panel onto top folding light blue card (as Therese suggested the card doesn’t have to be white).  Lastly I added a bronze embossed sentiment from Altenew’s Beautiful Inside stamp set.  This has been foam mounted as well. I had a lot of fun with this card.  I love using my Prismacolor pencils, and I really think they added quite a bit of detail to the card.

I’ll be submitting this in the Altenew April Inspiration Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Monday – Flower Power.

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  1. Love how you work outside of your comfort zone! The inking on dark brown is so striking and beautiful!! GREAT write-up and share, Francine! I am so glad that you enter your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work!

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  2. I certainly am glad you went for this challenge because I think the color palette is fantastic! I also really like the incorporation of the little white dots just to add a bit of POW to your flowers. This is neat and clean and heartwarming all at once! Thanks again for sharing your skills with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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