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).
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