Creating Kindness Blog Hop
Welcome to this month’s Creating Kindness Blog Hop. For the month of October we are all featuring projects that have been inspired by color. I have chosen to create a card with a painted watercolor background look. I used the look and technique of creating a galaxy watercolored background to feature my favorite color of blue.
Scroll down for the list of blogs featured in this hop. Be sure to visit as many of the design team member’s projects as you can for more great ideas!
Color Inspiration in Cardmaking
measurements for this project:
Early Espresso card stock card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (scored and folded)
Whisper White card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″ + a scrap for punched sentiment
Watercolor Paper card stock panel: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper scraps for die cuts
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Color Inspiration in Cardmaking
My hands down, favorite color combination to work with is blue and brown. It is the make up of the sky and earth. Shadows and light. However it’s labeled, I just like it. The little deer image in Merry Little Labels stamp set is also a current favorite. It’s so darling and gentle, it inspired me to create this serene evening winter sky using the galaxy technique.
Creating a Galaxy Background on Watercolor Paper
Creating projects with a high intensity of color bring a smile to my face. Working with my favorite color is a huge bonus! Winter skies can be dreary and dull but at the right moments they are spectacular. I used the Galaxy background technique for this card.
Galaxy Watercolor Background Tips
Choose a variety of colors, from shades both light and dark, that all compliment one another
Completely dampen the watercolor paper with tap water and your paintbrush before adding ink
Begin with light colors first and be generous but leave some areas of white space
Move in darker color without completely covering the light shades. These light areas will show up nicely when finished.
Before adding the darkest color, apply drop of tap water and blot it up with a towel, to create variance of color
When adding darkest color, balance areas on each area of the card. (not too much dark on one side)
Lastly, add flicks of Wink of Stella and/or white ink for stars and sparkle
For a visual demonstration of this technique, see the YouTube links below to watch a video
Video Hop !!
Start off at my channel with this video, then click the video description to get the links to see the other Design Team’s video tutorial. Fun and easy!
There are links in the video description of each Design Team Member
but here is also a list of links to all participant’s videos:
Jay Soriano – https://youtu.be/XrvF46lOFfU
Jenny Hall – https://youtu.be/jzf0XrPSUn0
Maria Willis – https://youtu.be/2Qe21DVshZE
Carolynn Sander – https://youtu.be/tqD-faCpGzY
Cheryll Miller – https://youtu.be/CWO5OsWdVi0
Danielle Bennenk – https://youtu.be/GNyYPncHBHw
For a visual demonstration of this project, CLICK here to watch to watch on YouTube or watch below
Click the pic above to zip over to Kelly Kent’s beautiful blog!
Have fun visiting these friend’s blogs!
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂
Please be sure to hop along and check out all of the fantastic card projects using color as an inspiration. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I’m glad you are here 🙂
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