Another wonderful sketch by Mercy this week, though I did have to ponder this one a bit due to the side panels. I originally wanted to put a butterfly in the oval but a few others beat me to it - a hazard when one does not do the sketch on the day it's released LOL! So I merrily went to flowers because the temps have been so warm here it feels like Spring! I also used Colour Throwdown #79. What a wonderful mix of colours.
My main panel came together wonderfully and I was able to use one of my favorite Penny Black floral stamps called Blush - very appropriate for this colour combo :D The red oval gave me a bit of grief as it is such a strong colour against the other two in this combination that it needed to be balanced off. After some fiddling with various options, I settled on the two thin strips of red at the top and bottom to hem things in. Since I didn't have butterflies as my focal image, I decided to add them elsewhere - ha! Love these Martha Stewart Butterflies and they filled things in very nicely. I really tried to get ribbon on this card because if felt a bit naked, but it just didn't work so I left things as they were.
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What's In It?
Stamps: Penny Black
Ink: Sage Shadow, Real Red, Blush Blossom
Paper: Sage Shadow, Real Red, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Scalloped Oval and Oval Nesties, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches, Half Pearls, Bling, Dimensionals