Today is a new color challenge over at the Paper Craft Crew’s weekly challenge! For today’s challenge we have some fun springtime color options for everyone to play with. For my card I chose to use all four colors and the Beautiful Day stamp set in the Occasions Catalog. I did a little emboss resist and water coloring using the wonderful color combinations. Here’s a look at my card.

Stamp Set: Beautiful Day Stamp Set, Cardstock; Whisper White Thick Cardstock, Tempting Turquoise Cardstock, Watercolor Paper, Shimmery White Cardstock, Ink; Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad, So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad, Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pad, Versamark pad, Accessories; White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Paper Snips, Adhesive; Stampin’ Dimensionals, multipurpose Liquid Glue, #rickadkins, #rckinsmonstudio, Stampin’ Up!

Here’s a look at the color challenge card.

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I started off with a piece of shimmery white Cardstock and heat embossed both images.  Once the heat embossing cooled I started watercoloring with my classic ink pads.  I used So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder and Mint Macaron (which is a retired in color from a few years back).  Once I got the first layers on I went back with a little water and added a little more in each section then I charged in more color into each letting it move a little.  Once all the tones were added I sat this piece aside and started working on the background.

My background was created on a piece of watercolor paper and I created a wash of clean water on it then came back with a thin mix of water and Mint Macaron ink washing the color down the page.  Once dried I came back and added a second layer on top of the previous layer.  Once this was dry I took the dotted image from the stamp set and stamped it around the background.

Stamp Set: Beautiful Day Stamp Set, Cardstock; Whisper White Thick Cardstock, Tempting Turquoise Cardstock, Watercolor Paper, Shimmery White Cardstock, Ink; Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad, So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad, Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pad, Versamark pad, Accessories; White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Paper Snips, Adhesive; Stampin’ Dimensionals, multipurpose Liquid Glue, #rickadkins, #rckinsmonstudio, Stampin’ Up!

To finish off the card I embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder on tempting turquoise cardstock and cut them apart and attached them in a whimsical way.    On the inside of the card I added a stripe of Tempting Turquoise cardstock and the flower that I colored and cut out in the same way as the butterfly.

Stamp Set: Beautiful Day Stamp Set, Cardstock; Whisper White Thick Cardstock, Tempting Turquoise Cardstock, Watercolor Paper, Shimmery White Cardstock, Ink; Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad, So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad, Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pad, Versamark pad, Accessories; White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Paper Snips, Adhesive; Stampin’ Dimensionals, multipurpose Liquid Glue, #rickadkins, #rckinsmonstudio, Stampin’ Up!

Thanks for dropping by today.   You can join us over at the Paper Craft Crew to check out what all the other team members created for this challenge.  And, while you are there you can take a turn at this weeks color challenge and play along.  All you have to do to get there is click the challenge image above.

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Stamp Set:  Beautiful Day Stamp Set, Cardstock; Whisper White Thick Cardstock, Tempting Turquoise Cardstock, Watercolor Paper, Shimmery White Cardstock, Ink; Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad, So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad, Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pad, Versamark pad, Accessories; White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Paper Snips, Adhesive; Stampin’ Dimensionals, multipurpose Liquid Glue

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 I hope you have a great day, remember do something creative everyday.
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