Bright Pastel colours, is there such a thing?

 Looking at my finished card I'd say I've used pastel colours but boy are they bright!

The idea behind this came from a CAS card made a few days ago.  So pleased with the result on that, I wanted to do something else with a die cut stencil.  Initially my idea was to use a die cut butterfly but quickly realised that it would be difficult/near impossible to keep the die cut in place while colour blending.  That and keeping the outside clean and white is an idea still to be worked on.  Where there is a will there is a way so watch this space.

In the mean time this was the result of playing with the idea yesterday.

The bubble die cut became the stencil.  DI inks dusted over and then water flicked over the ink.  Laying the "stencil" back over the image but slightly offset really makes the background pop.   The butterfly die cut lightly dusted with the same colours is attached just bottom right.


Seize the Birthday - Congratulations on your 200th challenge!  You asked us to be inspired by your Logo and tell you why.  Your Logo is one of the most visually pleasing in challenge land, no I'm not trying to curry favour I just like your Logo.  The colours this this bright pastel thing, the slightly grungy look to it and the gorgeous colour blending.  Those the the things I've tried to use in this card.

The Funkie Junkie Boutique - Stay in the background, make your own background.  This might or might not be shabby chic enough for them, I know it is borderline girls.

TGIF - Colour Blending.  Need I say more?

Right time to get my shower and on with the day.  Have a good one, Stay safe, Keep well, follow the rules they will only really work is we all do.  Most importantly HAVE FUN


  1. Cracking job, great effect


  2. Oh I love this. The bubble diecut looks super and I love how you laid it slightly off, it makes them look 3d. Hazelxx

  3. Love this idea and concept! Brilliant idea to slightly offset the die to show a tiny bit of white. Very pretty card. Thanks for joining TGIF Challenges this week!

  4. That is the sweetest comment and I am going to share what you said with Ashwini our DT member that created our graphic at Seize the Birthday! Thanks for making me smile today! As for your gorgeous card...That bubble diecut looks great over top of your background! Then the added butterfly was a perfect choice! Thanks for playing along and sharing your talents with us!

  5. What a great card! I love how you've used your die cut as a stencil and left it in place. The slight shift makes for a great background. Thank you for entering your artwork into our Staying in the Background challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog!

  6. Gorgeous card, love all of that texture! Great take on the challenge logo too, thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

  7. Playing catch up Zoe and what a stunner of a card x.


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