Good morning, welcome back to the craft room and the first Workplace Color Challenge – Pink and Teal. Inspiration can come from anywhere, and for me, that includes my day job. Today’s inspiration is this can of Green Tea. When I saw it, I fell in love with the colors, teal and pink. It didn’t take long for me to imagine exactly what my card would look like. Let me show you what I made.
Color Challenge – Pink
The colors of this can really spoke to me. The delicate pink with the teal and darker blues are a classic color combination. My card started out with the Beautiful Branches stamp set from The Ton Stamps. Because I was planning on ink blending, I wanted a really smooth card. The answer to that was GinaK’s 110lb Heavy Weight white card stock. As always, the image is stamped with amalgam ink also from GinaK.
To color in the image I wanted a nice soft look, but also the same bright pinks from the inspiration photo. That brought me to the Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Pencils. For this project I used them as regular colored pencils, and they worked great. For the blossoms I used Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry, and Mustard Seed for the centers. The leaves have Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint. And finally the branches are colored with Vintage Photo.
Color Challenge – Teal
The background was a little intimidating for me. I wanted to ink blend the colors, but didn’t take the time to hand cut a mask for the flowers. So, being super careful I started to ink blend the sky with Salvaged Patina Distress Ink. Using a small ink blending brush I was able to color between the stems and around the outer edge. To darken the sky I used Chipped Sapphire.
This is a birthday card for a sweet friend of mine so the sentiment had to be just as sweet. I used one of the sentiments from the Dearest Peony stamp set from The Ton Stamps. It was stamped with amalgam ink from GinaK with the help of my mini Misti from Hero Arts and My Sweet Petunia.
I am really starting to pay attention to what products I am using for my card projects lately. Because I have been using a lot of water reactive products, I want to make sure they arrive in the condition they were sent in. To help keep the backgrounds looking as close to perfect as possible, I have been using the Distress Micro Glaze on all of my projects lately. I love the fact that after I put it on my background, it is then waterproof.
The Finished Card
To finish off my card I added a mat with Astrobright Eclipse Black card stock by Neenah. The card base is a side folding 110lb Recollections white card from Michaels.
Thank you so much for joining me on my first adventure with the Workplace Color Challenge – Pink and Teal. If you were inspired to create a project with the challenge image, share your link in the comments. I would love to see it!
Have a fantastic week and I will see you again soon!
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