Hi Crafty Friends!
Tabitha here with a Color Challenge Creation!
I am so excited to be part of the Honey Bee Scraps Design Team! I will post here weekly with some Color Inspiration! This post’s color grid contains a photo I took right in my neighborhood of a tree that captured my heart and the essence of spring, just like our “Not Too Shabby” stamp set!
For this card, I used Close To My Heart inks in sky, topiary, and cotton candy, a Close to My Heart mini spray pen, and blender pens on watercolor paper (pictured here)
To create the background sky effect I swiped the ink directly from the stamp pad onto the watercolor paper, dragging from the top to the bottom of the card and making sure the ink applied heaviest at the top. I used the mister pen to spray a light mist of water from the top to the bottom of the card and used a paper towel to blot away excess water and to swipe the color into a sort of ombre—where the color was more concentrated at the top and left some light space at the bottom for my flower stamp!
When stamping the flower bouquet from the “Not Too Shabby” set I applied ink directly from the pad onto the stamp—Topiary at the bottom for the stems and leaves, and bubblegum at the top for the flowers. The two tone effect was pretty on its own, but I used the blender pens to pick up ink from the pads and fill in the image with pretty shades of color to create a soft watercolored look that’s a simple as using a marker! I repeated this technique with the pennant banner stamp and the little heart accents.
I cut down my watercolor paper, rounded the corners and layered onto patterned paper with a bow made from vintage seam binding ribbon to finish it off. The sentiment is so sweet to give to any loved one… especially for a Mom on this coming Mother’s Day.
I hope you’ll join me next week for more color inspiration—and join the rest of the design team all week, every week for tips, tricks freebies and more!
Until next week,
PS – You can get your Close To My Heart products directly through Melissa’s website at melissahewitt.ctmh.com