Thursday, March 21, 2013

Art Impressions Challenge - "Perfect Pair" Matching Card & Envelope

This week's Art Impressions Blog challenge is "Perfect Pair" Matching Card & Envelope.

I have been so ready for spring and I really wanted to design something spring related. :o)  This cute set worked out perfectly! I sprayed the envelop with a mini mister filled with ink, Perfect Pearls and water (Shout out to Tim Holtz for the recipe) over a word stencil (Mini Art Is).

I sprayed cardstock in the same way.  I stamped WC Birdhouses (Sku#P3377) in solvent ink on the card stock, and stamped  T- K1590 Birdhouse Postage and J1589 Birdhouse From on the envelop.

I colored the the birdhouses first using a combination of indirect and direct method. I picked a combination of light and dark colors in the same color family. For the indirect method,  I scribbled the darker color on the pallet and used the lighter color to pick up the darker color and color the image.  For the direct method, I colored directly onto the image, using the lighter color to blend between the two colors.

Before coloring the envelop, I slipped in a piece scrap cardstock so the color would not bleed though. I colored direct, being careful not to apply to much ink in one area. 

I trimmed the image and layered it over some cute bird themed design paper.

 Please pop over to the Art Impressions challenge for this week to see a bunch of inspirational "Perfect Pair" Matching Card & Envelope ideas!  You can enter for a chance to win a coupon!!

Thanks for visiting!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

1 comment:

Mary Ann said...

Beauti card,Great coloring,Thank you for sharing...