Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sweet Peas

I made the above card for today's SCS challenge - to use only white cardstock. I used the Sweet Pea set from Flourishes for the image and colored it with copic markers. I liked this card when I made it but wasn't totally happy with it after I took the pictures so I decided to take it back to the work table and make some additions.
I added some blue sponging to the outside of the layers the create more contrast against the white background. I also added black dots to the debossed edges.
Which card do you like better - the original or the remake? Leave a comment and let me know.
Supplies
Stamps: Sweet Pea - Flourishes
Ink: Black Memento, Colorbox light blue chalk
Accessories: Cuttlebug Textile folder, Copic markers (BV13, G21, G05, B12, BG05, B00), Velvet Ribbon, Dimensionals, Spellbinders dies

12 comments:

MerryMerlin said...

They're both so beautiful, MIchelle, that it's hard to decide. But I think I prefer the elegant simplicity of the first one. The colors you've chosen are just gorgeous and stand out beautifully against the white.

Robin McK said...

I like the first one! It's so lovely!

Julie M said...

What a beautiful card, Michelle. I love the colours. I think you were right to remake it, the sponging and dots make it (hmmm, tries to think of a word!) ... less stark, I think!!

Julie

Debbie said...

I really like the clean look of the first one. I think it is the dots o the second that are too over-the-top for me.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

They're both absolutely gorgeous, Michelle, but if you're going to MAKE me choose... I'm going with the sweet & clean # 1. Hope you're doing well, girlfriend. I miss you already. :(

Sue said...

Both striking cards beautiful colours, gorgeous layout, i like the top one best, very classy looking, sue.x

Nightscrapper said...

I like them both, but the second card has a little more character. The sponging adds some depth and definition. Gorgeous! Love the color and the stamp.

SusanBluerobot said...

that is stunning love the card

Diane said...

Gorgeous!!!

Conniecrafter said...

pretty, and very interesting layout!

Anesha said...

This is a beautiful card! Love the colouring.

Ann said...

I love sweet peas, I planted some that I had brought on in the greenhouse, another lovely card.
Ann :-)

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