PTI is having their monthly blog hop and we are supposed to use the following photo for inspiration.
I fell in love with the picnic box lining. I remember Dawn McVey using the scroll from Vintage Labels to make this great background. I created the background with that and then made it pretty simple buying adding a few blooms from the YOF Mums set. I decided as I was working on this card that I wanted a soft feel for it since I’m going to be sending it to my aunt who recently lost her father. I love this sentiment in particular from Big and Bold Wishes….it’s not as somber as With Sympathy and conveys exactly what I want to say. The photo is uplifting and I hope this card is too.
It turns out that the colors and photo theme are relatively similar for Embellish Magazine Color Trends Challenge. The colors are the same, and the vintage label background mirrors the nice lines in the ironwork below. I tried a stronger red color but because of the number of flowers in the card, it seemed to overwhelm the card. The softer berry sorbet color seems to work a little better.
So I worked on this card last night and thought I had it all done but then looked at it and decided I needed to do copic coloring and add the simply chartreuse leaves. I’ve attached a photo without the leaves and I think the addition adds depth, interest and balance. Sometimes leaving a card and coming back to it really helps.
The card supplies are at the bottom of this post. If you have any questions, please email me or leave me a comment. Cheers!
- Cardstock: Rustic Cream, Berry Sorbet, and Simply Chartreuse (PTI)
- Ink: Antique Linen (Ranger); French Roast (A Muse|Studio)
- Stamps: Year of Flowers: Mums, Big and Bold Wishes, and Vintage Labels (PTI)
- Accessories: Clear embossing powder, foam adhesive, and copics