This week at Less is More, they gave us the challenge of using pastels. While I often reach for more natural and subdued colors, I just happened to buy a pack of chalk inks in spring pastels a couple of weeks ago, so this was the perfect opportunity to use them.
I made several failed and frustrating attempts before realizing that what I really wanted to do was use all four colors on a card! What to do?
I pulled out my small dot stamp, and stamped a random polka dot background across a piece of white paper. Then I gave it a very thin mat in a matching blue. On a separate piece of paper I stamped a Hero Arts sentiment and carefully cut out around the frame. I mounted the sentiment on pop dots for added dimension.
When I finished this card I literally jumped for joy. Silly, I know, but it's a very happy card. And isn't it great when you have an idea that actually translates well to paper and ink?
Stamps: Hero Arts Three Messages, Small dot from Rubber Soul
VersaMagic Chalk Inks: spring pansy, sea breeze, aloe vera, pixie dust
Paper: PTI White, blue from scrap box