Thursday, July 25, 2019

Pastel flowers in July...

I saw that the challenge at the Flower Challenge is to use pastel colors. I am not a great fan of some pastels but there are some that I just love, and the image that came to my mind was a soft, fresh, beautiful bouquet on a summer lunch table... Doesn't that just make you want to have an all girl luncheon with pretty dresses, summer hats and lots of laughter!!!

Oh... that reminds me of the times we used to have tea parties at our reunions. Most of the time we went camping but we encouraged ALL females (no matter what age) to wear a hat, wear antique type jewelry, gloves if possible, and purses. We all brought cookies or other baked goods to share, and everyone had to drink at least one cup of tea. I had old looking dinnerware and my sister brought the tea and a tea pot that was special. Oh my gosh, I have such precious pictures of our kids ( from about 4 to young teen) with their little hats and gloves on, stirring their tea and just looking totally mesmerized by the whole process. My sister always was the Mistress of the Tea and would read a special story. The kids still talk about it and we are talking about bringing back the tradition!!!

So, back to reality...     
I made this card with this challenge in mind. It actually is the first time I used soft grey flowers on the background and yellow pastels for the two colored flowers. I love the way this turned out. It's a whole new look for me and I really like it.

The flowers in the background are stamped in "London Fog". It's a beautiful, perfect color for showing off a background without overpowering the design.

The yellow flowers were stamped on watercolor paper, and painted with my watercolors.

Added a little Stickles in the middle and Flower Soft for the center.

Challenges:  Pastel colors. Flowers as the main point.  The World Laughs in Flowers  CAS design. Watercolor (flowers are watercolored and cut out.

Time to go and get these entered before it's too late. The flower challenge has only a couple of hours left... Hope it makes it there in time.

Thank you for visiting. We are back from vacation, so I should be able to blog more often.


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