The challenge over on the Rogue Redhead Designs blog is to use the colors Lilac, Navy, and White in your creation. I didn't have anything in mind, so I started by pulling out my distress stains and just played around with some colors until I got a background that I liked. But I couldn't just leave it there. LOL I pulled out my brand new Brushed Pewter Metallic distress stain and added that into the mix on my background piece. Ohhhhhhhhh............ I just LOVED the way that turned out. You can see the sparkly silver in the background in the close-up below.
So I had a gorgeous background with the Lilac and Navy colors in it, but no idea what to do next. I looked at some sketches, and the latest Freshly Made Sketch (#54) got me thinking. I pulled out the new Rogue Redhead Designs stamp set, Nature Notes, and stamped the flower and then covered it with Star Dust Stickles. I added the sentiment, also from Nature Notes, as well as a strip of light purple ribbon and some purple butterflies.
I didn't want to cover up the background so I liked the way this sketch kept it clean and simple with lots of space to enjoy a custom-made background. I've got another beautiful card to add to my birthday stash. :-)
Stamps: Nature Notes (Rogue Redhead Designs)
Ink: Wisteria, Olive
Distress Stains: Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans, Brushed Pewter Metallic
CS: Wisteria, White (the navy scallop oval is white cs colored with Faded Jeans distress stain)
Other: Star Dust Stickles, rhinestones, Wisteria satin ribbon, oval dies, butterfly punch