Another day, and another challenge. The very first Cottage Blog Challenge . . . which had me so excited I think my head was spinning a bit. The challenge was to be inspired by a specific photo posted on their blog which I have linked HERE . . . it was a photo of beautiful pink flowers, with a blue background. Interesting that my eye caught the pink flowers immediately, and headed me straight to my "Sweetpea Seeds" die.
I used some Little Yellow Bicycle Paper as my background, proving that you can use a scallop cut background paper on a card for a really nice effect. I added some shimmering white ribbon to one side, and then went to work on my seed packet. I cut the packet in a light brown cardstock and inked with brown. Then I cut the Sweetpea Seeds pieces in white and used markers to color. I am truly amazed at what a great job markers do on die cuts . . . the more I practice the technique, the more I like it. While I had to keep the green in for the flowers, I pulled the blue background into the lettering on the packet.
Great inspiration! I am really looking forward to their next challenge.