The Creative Inspirations Paint challenge for today (for Design Team A) is a Summer theme. The house I grew up in had a river in the back yard- the mighty Kankakee River! We would spend our days fishing, wading in the river and catching dragonflies….such great memories! Here is the card I created:
Here is a close up of the glimmer:
I used the Play Date Cafe colors for their challenge on my card:
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I used Copics G000, G5, and B02 for my dragonfly. I used CI paints Evergreen, Sky Blue and Turquoise and my Aqua painter. I took a dab of the Sky Blue and mixed it with a few drop of H20-making a very thin and dilute color, and did a color wash around the image all of the way to the edge past the letters.
Stamp is retired SU
For the BG, I added a Turquoise CI paint to a Mini Mister with H20 making the color nice and ‘deep’, and spritzed the paint mixture over a piece of lace.
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Character Cafe-bright and sparkly
Totally Gorjuss-aqua-color or water
Crafty Pad-Glitz and glitter
Paper, Scissors, Rocks-Green and Blue
My time to craft-Glitz and Glitter
ABC-B is for Blue
I am a very visual paper crafter- I am always making charts to match up papers and inks. Here are pictures of (some of) my charts:
The Copics charts are ATC sized (3 1/2” x 2 1/2”)- I keep them with my markers in their cases- portable so I can hold it next to the project I am working on to try and choose the best color.
The Ranger Distress Ink swatches- I brayered on the ink to a small piece of cardstock.
The CI paints- I painted on the cardstock strips in color families.
The SU cardstock is on a ring and I keep all of the current and retired colors, plus in-colors on the ring.
This is the Copic storage- I slide the ATC sized color swatches right into the plastic of the case where I can easily remove it when needed. I have the CI swatches by color ‘families’ as well. Below is a closer view.
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