The Play Date Cafe Challenge #74 has such a pretty inspiration photo and colours.
The photo looks so happy and inviting; I wish I had a wall like that as I do love these colours together.
Yet, look at my card....complete opposite. Blue is a colour and a feeling, such as "blue and missing you".
Although there was the temptation to add more "stuff" or distressing, I actually wanted to evoke a sense of austerity or emptiness that you get when you're blue and missing someone. I went for a really tiny "miss you" (dropped "so much") and three pearls to signify either tears or "I love you" (take your pick).
stamps: Stampin Up Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Very Vintage (roller)
Punch: SU 2-step owl, 2 3/4" scallop circle
others: Tim Holtz alphabet mask, SU pearls
Yes, I used the owl punch (8x) along with the scallop circle to make that flower. It's a technique generously shared by Valita here. I've been meaning to try it for a while and found my chance now - a purple flower turning blue.
So there you go. How can colours that can be so happy can also be so sad?