Sunday, May 6, 2012

PTI Make It Monday #64: Using Color Inspiration

This week Papertrey Ink has a tutorial and challenge hosted by Nichole. She has shown us how to use color for inspiration in our projects. If you would like to check it out for yourself, you can find all the info here.

I chose the color combination shown above to inspire this project:

I CASEd this card from this one by Betsy Veldman.

I used the same technique and general composition as Betsy, but changed up the colors to suit this color challenge.

I started by stamping from the Year of Flowers: Violets stamp set on watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat embossing with white embossing powder.

Next, I applied some distress ink to the entire paper, including a light application of blue to the background.

Next, I placed the paper onto a plastic tray and sprayed with water until the paper was saturated.

I was a little bit scared that I'd ruined the project after spraying it with water.  It looked way too runny.  But, I was happy to discover that it turned out so pretty after I left it to dry for the day.  Betsy was right to say that this effect is quite easy to achieve!  

I trimmed the paper to size, sewed along the edges, and then adhered it to a card stock base that I'd stamped with a chevron design.

I love the way it turned out and can't wait to make more to create a pretty little gift set for someone special!

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps:  Year of Flowers: Violets, Chevron Backdrops (Lawn Fawn)
Ink:  Grape Jelly (Momento), Dusty Concord (Ranger), Faded Jeans (Ranger), Peeled Paint (Ranger), Mustard Seed (Ranger), Versamark (Tsukineko)
Paper:  Watercolor paper (Strathmore), Winter Wisteria
Other:  white embossing powder

Thanks ever so much for stopping by today!


  1. Lovely! Makes me think of a tropical garden after the rain...

  2. Very pretty Carrie. IT turned out lovely. The lilac hues look gorgeous. I will have to try that technique!