This card features Paper Players #169 Sketch and Dynamic Duo’s #76 color challenge of Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum. Once again, I was faced with using colors I rarely ever use. Hmmm, how to combine the two colors proved to be a mental challenge! I wanted something to make the colors pop and finally decided to go with black. Okay, one decision was made. As I sat continuing to ponder, I placed the two purple ink pads in front of me and focused on the colors. Then, an “Aha” moment struck; I grabbed my spritzer bottle of water and my markers and started coloring on my acrylic block. Next, I lightly misted the inks before applying the [colored] block to my watercolor paper. I was quite pleased with the mottled effect the two colors created when they blended with one another. I was thinking of an evening sky when I created this background and decided a perched bird against the evening sky would be the perfect accent. The bird’s colors were CASEd from one of Michele Zindorf’s cards. A few candy dots, the greeting and three strips of DSP completed the card.
SU STAMPS: Sweet Essentials
SU CARDSTOCK & PAPER: Perfect Plum, Basic Black, watercolor paper, Perfect Plum Regals DSP
SU INK: Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Versamark
SU SUPPLIES & EMBELLISHMENTS: Perfect Plum 3/8” taffeta ribbon, three Wisteria Wonder candy dots, white embossing powder, blender pen, spritzer bottle with water, acrylic block E
TOOLS: Bird Punch
ADHESIVES: Red line tape, double sided tape, SU dimensionals