The harlequin pattern paper is from Crafty Secrets "Heartwarming Vintage Collection". I used Gina K's fabulous black card stock (quality shows) for the base, the strip (embossed with a harlequin Sizzix pattern) the flourish and the outline circle from SB. The flourish is from Sizzix and MS border punch beneath the embossed strip. I made the roses with watercolor paper then used pink and yellow chalk to color them. I have discovered that pink is difficult to match. There are so many undertones, (some blue some yellow or purple) that you can't use just any pink. The sentiment is from Gina K's : Planting Seeds of Kindness, and 7 black beads finish it with a tiny black rhinestone ending the sentiment. I am pleased with the finished card and I've learned to work with colors I'm not drawn to...there's the stretch.
This is the delightful card pattern I used that inspired me to create the card. I look forward to using this pattern with colors I love, like blue or purple, black and red. What is great about some of the challenges is that you don't have to use their products or stamps and you can enter them in many different challenges as long as they apply to the criteria. Doubles your chances of winning. All though the winners are drawn at random it's always great to win.
That's all for now, tomorrow I will spend time with my grandkids, that's always delightful and an opportunity to share my love of crafting with them. Be well. Carole
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. ~Philip K. Dick