Thursday, March 3, 2016

IO Challenge- Splashes of Color


Greetings everyone!  Today's challenge is all about "splashes of color."  How do you interpret splashes of color?  For me, it meant watercolor.  What is the watercolor I have been using a lot lately?  The Ken Oliver Color Burst Powders.  I have been playing around with them a lot lately, so I thought I would share something I had made with them.  Heads up...tomorrow I will be participating in a blog hop between IO and Ken Oliver, so I will have more to show you then.

For this card, I started with a 140lb watercolor paper, spritzed it with water, and then sprinkled it with Ultramarine Blue and Pthalo Green powders.  Hint- a little goes a LONG way.  You need so much less powder than you think.  I spritzed the paper again to let the colors blend and then let the paper dry.  Once the paper was dry, I splattered some water onto the paper here and there to get a splattered effect on my background.  I let the background dry completely (this takes a long time) and then embossed the Cosmo Silhouette (H16156) and saying from the Everyday Words (CL636) clear set in white embossing powder. 

I hope you will visit the other designers to see their interpredation of "splashes of color."

7 comments:

CraftyPaws said...

Oh how elegant and beautiful! Wild flowers are beautiful and that background you created is so artistic. Love!

Rachel B. said...

Wonderful background! Great card!

Kren Kurts said...

Wow! Love all that color! TFS.

Linda Knox said...

Beautiful card. Just love it.

TLady said...

OH WOW!!!! It looks like I need to invest in some of these WONDERFUL powders by Ken Oliver! STUNNING WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) (LOOOOOVE your color choice/s!)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Laura. The stamp is beautiful and your water-coloured background is stunning - LOVE those colours!

Roz M.

Liz Williams said...

Love the white embossing contrasting these beautiful colors.