Call the doctor! For it was Dr. Amber that diagnosed this card. She had made a background with Rosie Posie and pronounced it "flat" until she added shading with colored pencils. YES! That's it! This is too flat! Also, I was going for Maile's monochromatic background seen HERE, and I don't think I stamped my images close enough to each other.
So armed with Amber's advice, and the colors from the CR84FN Challenge , I made a new card.
(Note: Excuse the poor picture. There is no natural light to be found here right about now!)
I stamped the roses using Memento Angel Pink ink and then shaded them with Copics. The leaves were inked with PTI's Ocean Tides ink but stamped off the paper once to get a lighter image. Same goes for the little dots, stamped off using Ocean Tides and Pure Poppy ink. I've been seeing denim patterned papers lately, so I dug out my retired SU Denim Background and stamped some Ocean Tides Denim of my own!
While I am still not totally thrilled with my coloring, I think I may be on the right track! Rosie Posie is such a beautiful set, that I can't give up yet! Thanks so much to Amber for hosting this fun event!
P.S.: Congratulations on your one year anniversary (Seriously...only 1 year? Oh the places you have gone, Amber :)!
Edited to add: STILL fixing it, hee! Slid bow over to right hand side, didn't like it in the center. ALSO forgot to say that I was inspired by the awesome coloring of Rosie Posie by both Amber AND Suzanne Russell! Suzanne's stunning card is seen HERE!!
Stamps: Rosie Posie, Tiny Tags both Papertrey Ink, and retired Denim Background, Stampin Up
Paper: PTI white
Ink: Memento Angel Pink, PTI Ocean Tides and Pure Poppy, and Copic markers
Other: white satin ribbon, Tiny Tags die, pink embroidery floss