A couple of challenges over at SCS inspired today's cards. The Free for All challenge is "Happy New Year" and the Inspiration Challenge is to be inspired by a beautiful website of colourways called Design Seeds.
I found two colourways that I loved "Winter Horizon":
The first was a bit pale and the second a bit too bright - I wanted something in between (Goldilocks or what!). Here's what I came up with:
I created a background with brushos on watercolour paper, and then stamped my image and heat embossed it in white. I darkened up the edges with a bit of sponging with Distress Faded Jeans.
I added white liquid pearls to the berries. I stamped the sentiment directly on the panel and it came out crooked so re-did it on a scrap of the brushos background.
Then I decided to repeat the design with black embossing powder instead of white.
I made the brushos closer to the paler of the two inspiration colourways. And got my sentiment straight on the panel this time! Instead of sponging the edges, I mounted it on a piece of black cardstock.
I personally prefer the white version. Which do you prefer?