Tuesday, March 20, 2012
MIM #58-Graduated Backgrounds and MFW-Fascination with Feathers& Simon Says-Show your handmade background
Entering this card in three challenges:
PTI- Make It Monday #58 has a really great video showing graduated color techniques
Moxie Fab World has a Fascination with Feathers challenge going on
http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2012/03/fascination-with-feathers-challenge.htmlSimon Says - Show Your Handmade Background
I have used this technique before and liked the effect, don't know why I haven't used it lately :o?
I colored stripes with Stampin' Up's Watercolor Crayons across the white card panel, then used water and a paint brush to blend the colors. Had to let this dry and put it between two heavy books (like Nicole suggested in the MIM video) so it would curl up.
My card~ click on the photo for more detailed look see
Cardstock: Base card and graduated colored panel is Stamper's Select White from PTI; Purple is Recollections
Watercolor Crayons by Stampin Up: Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue,Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence
Image: Heather Nicols' download from PTI's 5th Anniversary Celebration
Embellishments: Buttons and Sheer Aqua ribbon from Michael's; Feather from Crafts & Stuff (which went out of business in FL about 6 years ago~BUT I still have a ton of crafty goodness from all the years they were open :)
I have several more cards that need to be mailed this week, so hopefully there are enough challenges out there to motivate me.
Thanks for stopping by ~