Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Pansies times 2

Okay, so I saw this challenge over at Flourishes using a color pallet from Pinter~inspiration, gorgeous color combo,

so I had to give it a try. I also saw the sketch challenge over at Taylored Expressions, which works really good with these colors. So here is what I came up with-X 2! 

I had these patterned papers from Die cuts with a View Summer Dreams stack already out in the from of my paper file, and they were perfect for the color combo. I dug around and found some matching cardstock, also DCWV. I love pansies, especially purple ones. So when I was looking through my Flourishes stamps for someting to use, this Pansy stamp from a Year in Flowers 1 was perfect. I couldn't quite decide which DP to use, so I made a card with both of the pieces I had out (second card to follow in seperate post). I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black, and colored them with Copic markers (V15, V17, V22, Y18, G24, G94, YG61, C01 and W01). They are both colored with the same markers, however, I added purple Stickles to one, and Stardust Stickles to the other, and yellow Stickles the the centers of the pansies on both. I think I may also have added more of the darker violet to the first image. Anyway, they are both colored with the same colors, but look so different. I cut the images out with Spellbinders Classic circles Small (#6), and used Spellbinders Floral Doily Motifs to mat them. I used some SU Pastels around the edges of the image panel. I used Cuttlebug embossing folders for the pointed cardstock accent. I used Spellbinders Floral Doily accents for the border strip. On the first card I used some  Basic Grey Bling It On square rhinstones. For the butterfly on the first card I used a Stampendous sticker that was silver and I colored it with a copic marker from the color I used in the flowers.  Hope you like!


  1. This is a very pretty card. Your coloring is perfect for this challenge. Thanks for joining us at Flourishes this month.

  2. Very pretty card! Your pansies are so lovely! Thanks for playing with Flourishes!

  3. Beautiful! Love the purples and the flower!

  4. How pretty, the die cut you used is great and I like the panel off to the side. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Challenge.