The colors this week at Color Throwdown threw me for a loop (pun intended)! But I don't like to back down from a challenge once it is issued so I pressed on and came up with this.
This is the first time I inked up my Bordering on Romance stamp set and I would ordinarily color the leaves green, but duty calls and green had no place in my card today! I don't have any Barely Banana anymore (it was a lovely color and I miss it) so I substituted So Saffron instead. I colored the stamp set with my blender pens and laid down a little So Saffron in the center of the flowers and finished them up with Pumpkin Pie. I wasn't sure what those circles were supposed to be (are they flowers, are they dew drops?) so I used a little artistic license and colored them with some Bashful Blue. Then using even more artistic license, I colored the leaves with Basic Gray!
The layout is from the latest Create With Connie and Mary challenge, which is a sketch this week.
I wasn't sure how I was going to treat the ribbon portion of the sketch and then I remembered that I had some So Saffron buttons in my stash. So I adhered one of those and tied a little bow through it with some Baker's Twine.
It's been quite a bit windy here today. And the skies have been alternating between sun and clouds all day. Many times there have been snowflakes flying around - sometimes with the sun still shining! I've got to say that this has been a strange winter here in New England this year, but I hope that spring is just around the corner. I'm looking forward to warm days and spending time in the garden!
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