Hello everyone, I’m back again for the second time. I’m here joining Papertrey Inks BIG monthly Blog Hop!!!
I’m so excited. I’ve never been on a blog hop before!
I must say it was exciting to create a card in a matter of minutes for the world to see. Ok, so it took me more than a minute, I started making this card an hour and a half ago. But the results are amazing, to me at least.
The challenge was to use two colors: Aqua and Melon!!!
That should be easy, right, wrong!!
I had a Aqua Mist ink pad but I didn’t have any melon color. No ink, paper, embellishments, nothing.
How was I going to participate if I didn’t have melon. I started to fret. I knew the colors for a little while but I procrastinated on buying the melon ink that I needed.
So what is a girl to do????
Ding, Ding, Ding…..the bells went off in my head. Water-coloring is my favorite so why not create the color yourself!!! OMG, I can create the melon color that I need. That is what I did!!
So this is what I came up with first. It looks so close but it was too light so I decided to go at it again.
Much better!! I love how it turned out. I feel like a true artist now, LOL!! I used my Winsor & Newton Water Colours! The colors that I mixed were Burnt Sienna, White and Alizarin Crimson, respectfully.
I took my time and mixed one color at a time, cleaning my brush in between. When it was to red I added Burnt Sienna and when it was to white I added a little red until I got the color you see above.
I was jumping up and down because I can participate in the hop!
So enough with the long talking, here is the card I came up with!
What do you think? Does my butterfly past the Aqua and Melon test? I love WATER-COLORING!!!!
For the butterfly, I attached the out butterfly to the body using foam adhesive so that the wings would stand out.
For the card base, I just sponged the edges with the Aqua Mist and then I used my mini ink blender tool and bought the softer color towards the center.
I stamped the sentiment and Wala!! My card is complete.
Please let me know what you think.