This card is another example of practice, practice, practice. Or of "Never give up".
It was the flowers that gave me a hard time, trying to position them, extending the stems, and most of all, keeping the red off the stems. I ended up doing surgery (gasp) and cutting the stem away from the flower and stamping separately. The stamps are from Clearly Besotted but there wasn't a little leaf so I took one from WPlus9's Fresh Cut Floral. Isn't is nice how well stamps play together? I used the new Distress Inks Abandoned Coral and Cracked Pistachio along with Shabby Shutters so I could enter this into The Card Concepts color challenge.
I got it all colored and to my horror found a red smear along the side of the full panel. What to do, what to do?! I trimmed off the offending blotch but thought the remaining panel was a little small and lost, so I watercolored some paper with Pistachio to match the jar and ran it along both sides. I wish I had made them a little narrower but it still gave me room for a sideways sentiment from SSS. Now that I have the steps down, I'm definitely going to do another one - making sure my hands and work surface are clean this time. ;)
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