Hello! Today I have a new "Buds and Vases" sample, this time just a vase but filled with some stick on paper flowers! Isn't that dimension fun?
I got these little roses from Jessie Rone ages ago (source unknown!), and have been saving them for something special, thanks Jessie! Paper flowers are always a hit on cards and the pots and vases in this set make for easy, eye catching arrangements! Now I didn't have any cardstock or paper that was an exact match for the flowers , which is probably part of why it took me so long to use them, but today I found a few things that would b-l-e-n-d. I started by stamping the vase and then drawing in some dark green stems to match the paper leaves under the flowers. TIP: To make extra leaves on the stems, press the brush tip of your Copic down onto the stem and give it a quick flip UP, the the left or right. After sticking the roses on, I finally found a Basic Grey Lemonade pattern that had LOTS of different colors in it with just some very small hints of a darker rose, not quite the same but close. All the other stuff going on in this pattern makes it work. Now the Passionate Pink CS I have was the closest match and I found that in the light the highlighted parts of the flowers do work with this brighter pink. Yay! The Fresh Asparagus I used was darker than my pattern paper and not quite as dark an my stems, but mixed with all these other brights and pastels and in between like this in just small amounts worked out, too. The softer Sweet Corn elements tone down these deep colors.
It's important to sometimes embrace a color that's not quite a match or doesn't fit in to your other colors at all, sometimes it's just the pop that's needed! Thank you for visiting today! :)