Pixie Dust Studio challenge blog has an inspiration challenge going on! The picture spoke to my girlie side with the pink gingham, greens, yellows and neutrals. I love design and wanted to be an interior designer when I grew up. That didn't happen (the interior design part) and I'm a lot older, raising kids and enjoying art in a different way. I'm happy with that ;)
Back to the card... did I say how fun this was to color and put together? Challenging too! Fitting the pink gingham in there was the challenging part.
I printed this free April digi image from Pixie Dust Studio on my new laser printer and colored it with Copic markers. Here are the colors I used: C2, R2, E50, E51, E30, E33, E37, E29, E34, E31 & E29. I told you in another post that one day I'd get brave and put some grass with my cobble stone path, I think it turned out pretty good! Next I cut out my colored image with the Spellbinders Nesties Labels 4 die and set it aside.
Now the hard part, figuring out how to incorporate the pink gingham... I'd printed the pink gingham digital paper before I started coloring and wanted to use it on my card. I also noticed an interesting scrap of green ribbon that I'd won as blog candy and thought that it might be a nice match to my paper and markers. I put it all together several times before I decided it needed a pink card body. The pink is actually Stampin' Up! Pale Plum. I still needed to tie the pink, yellow and green together and thought about coloring some silk flowers then remembered my mini flower punch. Perfect, I can get an exact match with the flowers punched from my card stock. When I put the card together I used foam tape to pop my image panel and the mini flowers then added a couple of self adhesive half pears to the centers.
That was fun! Have a great weekend~