The PPA 195 Color Challenge consisted of putting together the three colors below:
I'm not a "spring-y" kind of gal so this is truly a challenge for me. I whipped out my Too Kind stamp set and envisioned watercoloring in my head.
On watercolor paper, I first stamp the inside flowers with Rose Red and applied Versa Mark on the big flower heads before coating them with clear embossing powder. Then with the three colors above, I watercolored the background until the flowers popped up in white. The effects are amazing! I then applied French Script (retired) on top of it. The stems and leaves are hand-drawn in Wild Wasabi marker and the veins are drawn in White Chalk pen.
So the burning question is why didn't I upload it for the challenge. Well, the simple answer is I really didn't like the first outcome. Originally, I cut the watercolored image with the apothecary thin lit die. It had the vintage look but thought it didn't go well with the hardwood background. So I sat on it for a while and played around until the new design came about. So much happier with this but it's too bad I missed the challenge. Yes, my perfectionism is both a gift and a curse at the same time.