Thursday, April 22, 2010

Color Inspiration #120



Happy Thursday!!! This week is just flying by!! Pretty soon it will be the weekend!! I love the weekends!!

Every Thursday I present you with a Color Inspiration.

This week I was inspired by some scraps sitting on my stamping desk.

The colors are Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Apricot Appeal.

I know that a lot of people really don't like using Apricot Appeal, but I tend to use it a lot. It tones down some bright colors and adds a little more pop to the more muted colors.

For my card I chose to play with a brand new stamp set. It's called Watercolor Trio, and it is available for purchase starting on May 1st.

For both the base card and the Old Olive layer, I used the direct-to-paper technique to add some "texture" to the layer without adding bulk. It really makes a huge difference.....dontcha think?

I would love to see what you make with these colors. Make sure you leave a comment on this post with a link to your project, okay?

Feel free to add touches of other colors like I did. I added a Rich Razzleberry butterfly and black (which helps to ground things....esp with bright colors).

Card Recipe

stamps: Watercolor Trio
paper: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Apricot Appeal, Basic Black, Whisper White
ink: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Apricot Appeal, Versamark
accessories: White Embossing Powder, 1 3/8" circle punch, sponge

6 comments:

  1. love the card. the black gives it some great depth. i find that the apricot appeal has become one of my favorite colors. love what is coming out in the new mini. it's going to be lots of fun working with the sets. thanks for sharing your art.

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  2. here is my link to my card, http://www.theloveofstamping.com/blog/2010/04/asian-artistry-card.html

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  3. Hope this works.. it never does for me. Check out my card here

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  4. here's the link to my card: http://genevachapin.typepad.com/genevas_stamping_designs/2010/04/stampin-411-color-challenge-42310.html

    Hope you like it!

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