Thursday, October 5, 2017

Creating Kindness Blog Hop: Color Inspiration

Hey Everybody! I hope you're having a great day today! I am excited because it's time for another Creating Kindness around the world blog hop. We are a group of Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who have teamed up to bring you crafty fun once a month, both via a blog and a video hop. This month our theme is Color Inspiration. Each of us has picked three colors (we are allowed to add neutrals if we'd like to) and had a good play. If you'd like to see the whole team's projects please be sure to click the next button at the bottom of my post.

I decided to use Pacific Point, Berry Burst and Daffodil Delight as my three colors. I picked these colors because I was pretty sure that when watercolored they would blend fantastically into a wider range of beautiful colors. 

I decided to use the largest stamp from the Hello Color stamp set to stamp a background on my watercolor paper. I had to stamp it twice to cover the background. I used Versamark ink and then heat embossed in gold. This stamp really has such a fun design.

After I embossed my watercolor paper I started watercoloring at the bottom with Pacific Point. I used my aqua painter to add water and then color. Soon I began to add Berry Burst and I made sure to blend the colors together where they met to create some purpley-blues that I just love. I carried the Berry Burst into the top half of the card where I finally blended it together with Daffodil Delight. 

I selected some parts of the design to highlight and added extra ink to those areas to make them stand out. I used the Basic Black 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon to cover the middle of the card (where there was a gap between the background stamps). I covered that with a sentiment that is heat embossed in gold on a basic black oval that was cut with my stitched shapes framelits. I finished my card off with Black Rhinestone Jewels. 

In case you're curious, I've made a video tutorial sharing how I created this card. There are some watercoloring tips included just in case you're interested. Enjoy!

That's it for today folks! Thank you so much for stopping by. Please the button below to continue on to my incredibly talented friend from Canada... Carolynn Sander!

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  1. It's a beauty, Maria! Great choices to showcase your talents and fantastic tutorial. Well done!

  2. So gorgeous Maria ... like richly embroidered silk. Your blending is wonderful! xx

  3. Loving this card and those vibrant colors. Amazing work, Maria!

  4. Wow! Such a beautiful stamp & range of colours. I love the soft muted watercolour with pops of bright colour & the gold heat embossing. I'm adding this stamp set to my wishlist! xx

  5. Great card Maria, you make it look simple but it gives a sophisticated look to your project. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Wow - the gold embossing against those pretty colours looks amazing! Great card Maria! Kelly x

  7. Stunning card Maria and totally right about how beautiful the range of colours achieved by blending the 3 main colours ~ Jay


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