This week’s Midweek Throwdown from Operation Write Home is another color challenge – Pastels. They must be longing for spring as much we are here in MN! We just keep getting snow, snow and then some more snow. Even though I do whine about it now and again, I’ll take the snow any day over the ice that others are getting! And it is only January – we shouldn’t be expecting anything else right now. Besides it is perfect for hanging out by the fireplace and putting together some cards for our troops overseas who, I’m sure, wouldn’t mind snow in any amount if they could be home with their families.
So here’s my offering for pastels. Once again they’ve challenged me. I don’t generally gravitate toward the pastel realm often – this is a challenge more suited to my mom who LOVES to work in pastels, particularly with chalks.
The card uses a resist technique – white colored pencil is used to cover areas of the stamped flower images that are to be left white – in this case, first the daisy petals (from the Gina K Designs – Spring Mix set). Then, using a fingertip dauber coated with ink, the flower centers were colored yellow. After the ink dried, I again used the white colored pencil to cover the flower centers and then used another fingertip dauber with pink ink to color the entire stamped layer. A paper towel is then used to remove any ink that may be sitting on top of the colored pencil areas. This is an idea I got from Splitcoast Stampers. The stamped panel is then layered on white and then on pink patterned paper before being adhered to the card base.