Gorgeous Grape with Soft Pastels Assortment and Angels of Peace & So Many Snowflakes
Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart 2021-2022 Colour Creations Blog Hop.
Starting with a container of water, I sprinkled fine scrapings from the Gorgeous Grape pastel stick on top of the water. I also sprinkled some Night of Navy and Coastal Cabana scrapings on top of the water and gave a little swirl. Then a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor paper was laid on top of the water. When I lifted the paper, some pastel ink had transferred to the paper. I did notice that the powdered ink didn't lay on top of the water for very long but dropped to the bottom of the container, as such the colouring is fairly light. Next time it may be worth testing out transferring one colour at a time to the paper - layering one colour on top of another.
The card inner was decorated with the angle and a different sentiment stamped with Gorgeous Grape on Basic White card-stock. This panel was mounted on a slightly larger piece of Gorgeous Grape card-stock. A Basic White C6 envelope was also stamped with the angel in Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin ink.
A shaker window was created with a piece of Window Sheet, Foam Adhesive Strips, the delightful Subtle Shimmer Sequins with the background piece layered behind. The whole shaker window was mounted on a slightly larger piece of Gorgeous Grape card-stock and in turn adhered to a Fresh Freesia card base. The shimmer of the white and silver sequins is delightful over the pastel coloured base.
Three snowflakes from the So Many Snowflakes dies were cut from Fluid 100 Watercolor paper. These snowflakes (plus another 2 for decorating the card inner) were water-coloured using some remaining Gorgeous Grape, Night of Navy and Coastal Cabana soft pastel powder and the fine Water Painter. Once dry, the snowflakes were adhered with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue and finished with Blue Adhesive-backed Gems. (The formal name may sound boring but they are anything but boring. Their shimmer and colour is scrumptious.)
Thank you for spending some time with me. I had a lot of fun playing with techniques using the Soft Pastel Assortment. I would like to further explore the techniques used on these cards and refine my use of the techniques. There are many other techniques that I would like to try as well. You never know - they may turn up in more Colour Creations projects.
There is more Gorgeous Grape creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of a lovely lady, Ros Davidson. As always, I am looking forward to checking out Ros's creation and everyone else's. I do love seeing everyones' projects - so many ideas and such great creations
Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring Granny Apple Green; and don't forget that the AWHT Heart of Christmas Blog Hop is launched every Monday evening at 8pm AEDT until mid-December.