Pear Pizazz with Tranquil Thoughts
Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the 33rd Colour Creations Showcase during 2020-2021 by members of the Art with Heart Team.
This week we are focussing on a lovely soft muted green called Pear Pizazz. Yes, it is a colour similar to a green pear. Pear Pizazz can be found in the Stampin' Up! Subtle's collection. This is such a great colour - also good for leaves. It is a colour that goes well with numerous other colours. Pear Pizazz can be found in Stampin' Up!s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"; Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads, re-inkers); Stampin' Write Markers; Designer Series Papers, including the Subtles collections and Forever Fern; and the Flowering Cactus Product Medley.
Pear Pizazz is another colour that I love to use, but how to use it for this blog? I decided to use this gorgeous colour with the Tranquil Thoughts bundle from the new Stampin' Up! January - June Mini Catalogue. The corner leaf die is lovely having embossed veins in the leaves and the set of dies includes square dies featuring leaves within. This week's card incorporates a number of colouring techniques, ie blending, water-colouring and colouring stamps directly with Stampin' Write Markers. All colouring techniques that I love to play with.
The large corner die from the Tranquil dies cut a corner arrangement of leaves from Shimmery White card-stock. Four single leaves were also cut using the square die with an internal leaf. All the pieces were wet with water using the medium Water Painter and then water-coloured with Pear Pizazz, as well as a touch of Mossy Meadow and Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin' inks. These leaves were put aside to dry. I will need to play further with the wet on wet water-colouring technique as the end result didn't show the hoped for variations.
The Basic White card-stock background piece was coloured with Seaside Spray Classic Stampin' ink using a new Stampin' Up! Blending Brush. These brushes are brilliant!!! So soft and apply the ink beautifully. Looking at this background as I write the blog, I think it would have been good to have flicked a little water over the blending or perhaps a light splattering of some ink to add some further interest??? What do you think?
This card front was adhered to a Rococo Rose card-stock matt. A sentiment from the Tranquil Thoughts stamp set was stamped in Mossy Meadow ink on Shimmery White card-stock and fussy cut. Pear Pizazz looks to be a lighter tint of Mossy Meadow - or pretty close. The sentiment was positioned and White Twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack was wrapped around the matted card front and a bow was adhered under the sentiment. The card still needed a little something, so one of the oh so lovely dragonflies from the Dandy Laser-cut Paper was added. Again, in writing the blog, I realised the dragonfly didn't end up at the right angle - not sure how that happened?
I enjoyed creating this card, even with its nuances. I hope you found something to inspired you in some way.