Friday 11 January 2019

A Bright Petal Palette

I had to be quick in my craft room today. We're in the midst of a summer heat wave so I have to craft before the heat is unbearable and I'm driven to get in the pool instead!

Inspiration came from two sources today. The sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and the bright colour challenge at Inspire. Create.

I've been spending a lot of time with items from the new Occasions catalogue lately so today, I went for my favourite set from the Annual Catalogue instead, Petal Palette. For some reason, I usually reach for soft colours when using this set. Perhaps it's the romantic, vintage feel of it, Today, I thought I'd try it out with something brighter.

Using Stampin' Blends to colour the images was fun and it was so very easy to get the roses in a mix of Lovely Lipstick and Calypso Coral. Just to give the two sprays some differentiation, the centre rose at the top is popped up. Call Me Clover made really punchy leaves while the Pineapple Punch was a great accent for the flower centres and, mixed with some Calypso Coral, buds. Night of Navy acted as a perfect neutral for the bright floral bunches. So perhaps I won't reach for the pastel shades quite so quickly in future for this set!

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  1. Beautiful use of the sketch, Jan! Your roses look gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. Great card Jan
    Thanks for joining us at inspire.create

  3. Great take on the sketch Jan and I love those flowers in the bright colours - perfect for summer! Send some heat my way please - we are about to go sub zero here in the UK with the threat of snow!!

  4. I love your bold colors in your flowers, Jan! So glad you played with us at Freshly Made Sketches! Hope to see you again soon!