Saturday, January 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink’s January Blog Hop

Thanks for joining me today for Papertrey Ink’s January Blog Hop!  I’ve got two cards to show you, inspired by:

January-Blog-Hop

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Y’all may have noticed I am head over heels for watercolor.  I started out with a panel of watercolor paper, using a gradient of Picked Raspberry Distress Stain to create my ombre background.  I used two PTI sets for this card; Mini Blooms and Delighful Dahlia Additions (the sentiment).  3 shades of pink for the flowers – Picked Raspberry, Hero Arts Bubble Gum and Stampin Up’s Pink Pirouette.  Enamel dots, 2 shades of pink sequins, and a fine coat of shimmer mist make a beautiful glimmery finish.

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This second card may be bending the rules.  I read it as ‘using pink with any neutral’ to complement, but it really needed the green.  I used washi tape to mask off about an inch off each side, then used Jet Black gouache to create the stripes.  Once that dried I used these lovely blooms from the Delightful Dahlias Additions set to create my focal point.  I was playing with several sentiments, but didn’t like any placement I came up with – and that is a-ok in my book.  A couple of gold sequins don’t hurt either!

Thanks for the visit, if it’s your first time here have a looky-loo around!