Hi everyone. Today I've made a card for the Just Us Girls Challenge #331 - Color Week (Teal, Aqua, Navy). LOVE these colours!
I used teal and turquoise watercolour sprays on watercolour paper to create a panel to cut out my butterfly. The body is cut from navy card stock. The background is Inka Gold wax (jade green, turquoise, and platinum), spread onto a mat, spritzed with lots of water and then smooshed.
Click HERE to see my video tutorial on Inka Gold Smooshing.
I ended up with three backgrounds from just a tiny bit of each of the colours of Inka Gold. Just kept adding more water in-between soaking up the colours with plain white card stock. This wax paste goes a LONG way. This is the second of my three smooshed backgrounds. Inka Gold has a lovely shimmer that you can just see a little of above the butterfly. It's really hard to capture how gorgeous this wax is in a photo. I stamped the sentiment in navy ink and heat embossed in clear. It looks almost black, but trust me, it's done with navy ink. :)
Another example of a CAS Mix Up card. :) I used watercolour sprays, inka gold, along with smooshing, die-cutting and stamping to create this fun, easy and quick CAS mixed media card. :)
Also heading to the Playground. I used snippets for my butterfly and butterfly body. :)
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In other news, I'm excited to be featured in another article in the Weekly Scrapper "Sunday with Lorraine" article. Drop by and check out the article if you have a few minutes. :)
And my tag Christmas card with berries got an Honourable mention at Merry Monday. :) Great start to the day! :)
Stamps: Be Happy (Amy R)
Paper: White card base and front (Neenah); Watercolour paper butterfly (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink: Night of Navy (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Watercolour sprays made from liquid watercolour concentrate (Dick Blick), Moonlight Butterfly die (Memory Box), Inka Gold waxes (jade green, turquoise, platinum), water mister, clear embossing powder, heat tool
Just Us Girls #331 - Color Week
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