Monday, May 9, 2016

The Challenge 72-Best Buds Bouquet

*** Scroll down to the post below or click HERE to see my card for this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge! *** 

The Challenge is back with a new challenge!  Next up in our challenge rotation is a color combination.   This week's floral inspired combination features light blue, green, dark blue, and yellow.

Floral Bouquet card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Paper SmoochesI tried to resist creating a floral design, but in the end, I gave in!  My flowers are from the Paper Smooches Best Buds set.  I stamped them in black pigment ink on watercolor paper, then heat embossed the image before using Zig Clean Color markers and an aquabrush to color them in. 

After matting the image on green cardstock, I added it to a light blue panel over a piece of cheery yellow dotted patterned paper.  I accented the blooms with a wood veneer button tied with a bit of navy blue ribbon.  I thought about adding a sentiment, but decided not to.  I may add one to the inside of the card . . .

Check out what the rest of the talented team at The Challenge has created based on this week's color combination.  Here's where to find them:

Lori Tecler--you're here!
Nina Forsyth
Rachel Bergfeld
Patti, May's featured designer 

Materials Used:
Best Buds stamp set (Paper Smooches); Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Zig); Bashful Blue, Kiwi Kiss, and Night of Navy cardstock, black embossing powder, navy grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up!); Lemon Tart patterned paper (Papertrey Ink); watercolor paper (Ranger); wood veneer button (Michaels)


  1. Such a sweet watercolored card!

  2. Such a fun image, Lori, and perfect for the color palette! Beautiful, watercolor work!

  3. Happy and sweet! Love the coloring!


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