Color Challenge (Challenging!)

My card today is for this week's color challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches challenge blog.  And while I love the colors, they proved to be quite challenging for me.  I just couldn't make up my mind how to use them.
Stampin' Up! Petal Palette
The challenge colors this week are:
There were quite a few choices - floral, winter/snowflakes...  I finally decided upon this image.  It's so sweet and lends itself to watercolor (which I love!)
I made a wash of the the Soft Sky and then stamped the dots and foliage over that.  The bird was stamped first in the Wisteria Wonder and I used a paintbrush to shade it.  I then stamped over it with the Perfect Plum.  To finish the card I added a ribbon and sequins.

Here are the supplies I used.  (Please use Hostess code 2BQK2KJZ when placing an order. If you order $150 of products-before tax and shipping-do not use the code so YOU get the hostess benefits.)

Stamps and dies: Petal Palette Bundle
Inks: Perfect Plum, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
Cardstock: Perfect Plum

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  1. Beautiful card! Love how you positioned everything on the card and the little touch of purple peeking out from the curved edge.

  2. WOW! I love this such pretty images and layering of them too. You have used the colours wonderfully and created a beautiful CAS card. Hugs Bev x

  3. Such a great card design, Jeanne. Love the ribbon and all of the little elements you added to the space under your bird. They work so well together and still keep your card looking CAS!

  4. Jeanne, it'sit's another elegant card that made me Wow!

  5. Beautiful inking and stamping, I love how you used the colours.

  6. Wow I love how you used the colours they are so soft and have a really lovely vintage feel to them!

  7. Fabulous card and attention to detail. Love that you have curved the corner of the card to show the plum cardstock underneath. x

  8. There is lots to love about this card, Jeanne - the superbly colored bird, the softness of the ribbon and bow, the hint of purple peeking from the rounded corner. And I like that we both thought of birds for this challenge! :)