SU Close as a Memory…

I struggled over the last few days trying to make the colors at ColourQ #174 work for me and finally figured something out with inspiration from The Paper Players #131– SYMPATHY. Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals inks made pretty watercolor flowers with Early Espresso stems/leaves with the retired SU Close as a Memory stamp set. Normally, I would have bordered the main image with one of the flower colors but, in the end, I think the Pink (that I think was the hardest for me to fit in) was better than using one of the flower colors. The image reminded me of handpicked flowers from a field so I used the SU Woodgrain EF to mimic a tree trunk found on the outskirts of the field. 

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Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Close as a Memory (retired), SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
INK: SU Primrose Petals, SU Raspberry Ripple, SU Early Espresso
PAPER: SU Very Vanilla, SU Early Espresso, SU Pretty in Pink subbing for Pirouette-out of my stock
ACCESSORIES: random metallic brad
TOOLS: SU Festive Paper Piercing Pack, SU Labels Collection Framelits, SU Word Window Punch

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6 comments

  1. Beautiful, Cindy! The flowers are so soft and serene. The colors from the challenge were a perfect choice for this stamp. Thank you for playing with the Paper Players!

  2. Very pretty, Cindy! I really like the woodgrain background and the pretty color combo. The paper piercing really add a great touch. Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Players! 🙂

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