Spring Blossom Challenges - SC320

This card has been a week in the making.  Seriously!!  Our Avid Inkers group have been participating in monthly challenges.  I love colour challenges, but I'm not so good with the sketch challenges!!  If the sketches are simple, well not so bad but the more elements included, oh the harder it is!!  So to give myself a headstart, I used some beautiful flower photos from the Stamping Mathilda blog.

Image source: http://stampingmathilda.blogspot.com/2011/03/spring-flowers.html

These photos are so beautiful.  The crisp white and green, and I used some of the background colours for inspiration too!  This is the sketch challenge that we had to use:

Looks simple, maybe, but I really struggled.  I tried different colour combinations, different backgrounds and different pieces of the elements.  Arranged them and then rearranged them and ended up with my card using the Easter Blossoms stamp set (a current favourite of mine!).

 Although I've just realised, I haven't remained true to the sketch as I overlaid my strip of element 2 over element 3, instead of the other way around.  Oops.  Too late to change though!

Here's what I used:

Stamps: Easter Blossoms & Tiny Tags
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride & Crumb Cake
Papers: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Whisper White & Blushing Bride
Other: Vintage Tag, White Brad, Sponge Daubers and punches
Big Shot: Big Shot & Floral Fusion Sizzlit

Now this card is off to a little girl by the name of Emma.  I came across the story of Emma in facebook and she's fighting a tumour.  Friends of Emma have asked for bloggers to send her stickers (she's a big collector of them) and maybe a handmade card.  So that's what I'm doing.  Click here for more information.

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