So I've decided to enter this card into this week's challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday after all.
Although I liked the look of the sketch, I struggled with it after many of the ideas I had involved things that just looked too crowded arranged into a line of five. I thought about using fewer things or a less than straight line but decided that, in the end, the two critical elements of the sketch were to use five of something and a horizontal(ish) arrangement.
I've recently introduced a friend into card-making and she fell in love with the Brights collection, which I've seldom ever used. In looking at things with her, I've come to a new appreciation of Bermuda Bay and have used it for this card. I've watercoloured the flowers with diluted shades of Bermuda Bay and then fussy cut them rather than punching them. The centres I coloured by stippling with black marker and white gel pen then added a touch of glossy accents to them. I think I've achieved the bright and casual, friendly look I was going for.
Update: Delighted to receive an Honourable Mention at Try Stampin on Tuesday.
Card: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Whisper White, watercolour paper, Everyday Chic DSP
Stamps: Petite Petals, Gorgeous Grunge, A Dozen Thoughts
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Black Stazon, Tuxedo Black.
Other: Petite Petals punch, Bitty Banner punch, Black baker's twine, dimensionals, Glossy Accent, Black marker, white gel pen