It's been forever since I've made a card, and yesterday I just couldn't take it any more. I've missed creating. I didn't feel awesome, but I pulled out some stamps anyway. I had my eye on Clearly Besotted Challenge #10: Spring
and Curtain Call Challenge: Confetti Crush
, but didn't have the time to really ponder a layout, so I visited Pinterest. Instead of finding a layout idea, I found this beautiful piece of art.
Nothing says spring to me like flowers, and the flowers in Clearly Besotted's Remember set were perfect to recreate this look. To create the card I inked up a solid flower image, stamped the flower on a sheet of acetate, spritzed it with water, and then pressed the acetate onto the white piece of cardstock. I wiped the acetate sheet after each use, but not super thoroughly so each time I stamped a new flower and transferred the image to the cardstock, hints of the previous colors got transferred in other areas as well. The look and size of the flowers changed depending on how much water I spritzed on the image and how much the acetate sheet wiggled when I pressed the spritzed image on the cardstock. Each flower turned out differently, but I think that's what I like the most about it.
The Curtain Call Challenge inspired my color palette as well as the splattered dots...that's my interpretation of confetti. The aqua dots are a little hard to see, but they are indeed there.
After all the ink dried (which didn't take long), I went back in with a black pen and drew some very sketchy leaves. Then I inked up the line drawn flowers in CB's Remember set and stamped just a few images in black. I stamped the flower centers in various colors and finished the card off with a sentiment from Winnie & Walter's The Big, the Bold, and the Happy set.
This was actually my practice sheet, but I figured I could never recreate the exact same thing, so I just trimmed down the white panel to fit on a card and backed it with hibiscus burst cardstock. My mom's favorite color is pink, so it worked out perfectly. I know it's been so quiet around here lately, and I'm not sure if any one even really looks at my blog anymore, so thank you if you stopped by today!
Stamps: Clearly Besotted (Remember), Winnie & Walter (The Big, the Bold, and the Happy)
Ink: PTI (hibiscus burst, pure poppy, summer sunrise, true black), SU! (orchid opulence)
Cardstock: PTI (hibiscus burst), Recollections (white)
Other: SU! (aqua painter, watercolor wonder crayon), black pen