It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Pals Paper Arts Challenge. This week it's a color challenge using Pool Party, Crushed Curry, and Tangerine Tango. I decided to make two versions of this challenge. I created a mosaic version which is sort of modern and edgy. The other is a soft watercolor that I think captures the essence of fall. Which one is your favorite?
Step by Step Tips:
- For the mosaic card I started by stamping a Maple leaf from the Lighthearted Leaves set found in the Holiday catalog with VersaMark Ink and heat setting the design using Black Stampin' Emboss powder on Whisper White card stock.
- I used Stampin' Write markers brush tip to color each section. The raised black embossing really helps to keep you in the lines. The finished leaf resembles a stained glass window.
- Then I cut it out using Leaflets Framelits. I cut a 3 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock and used the framelit again to cut out a negative of the maple leaf. I glued the card Basic Black stock to a 3 3/4" x 4 1/2" piece of Tangerine Tango card stock.
- I applies Stampin' Glue Stick to the back of the leaf and nestled it into the leaf frame I created.
- The banner was created using a 1" strip of Crushed Curry card stock and cutting the notch using the 1" square punch and stamping it using the Believe sentiment from the same stamp set.
- For the Watercolor card I stamped the oak leaf from the Vintage Leaves set in the lower section of a piece of Stampin' UP! Water Color Paper 4" x 5 1/4" I used StazOn Ink for this because it allows the lines to remain thin and doesn't restrict the water color from flowing.
- I misted the entire sheet of water color paper with a Stampin' Spritzer using water. Then I loaded my AquaPainter with Pool Party ink from the top of the lid, and applied a thin coat of Pool Party to the background. With a small amount of Crushed Curry,blend a little into the Pool Party background near the leaves to create a green pastel color. Let the background dry. NOTE: Use caution as you near the leaf to make sure the color doesn't flow into the leaf.
- With a clean AquaPainter wet the oak leaf making sure the water doesn't flow into the background.
- Using Crushed Curry ink from the top of the lid use your AquaPainter to apply color over the entire leaf. Then with Tangerine Tango, Place small amounts on parts of the leaf. The Tangerine Tango will flow into the Crushed Curry creating some lighter orange.
- Apply the sentiment from the Lighthearted Leaves onto the background.
- Mount the water color paper onto a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" piece of Tangerine Tango. Simple!