Sunday, June 1, 2014

June Color Play

Good morning, friends, and welcome to this month's Papertrey Ink Color Play feature! This month we're playing with a palette pulled from a photo of a vibrant flamingo strolling on the beach.

I loved the  contrast of the bold bird against the coastal tones of the beach and couldn't wait to find a fun way to play with them.

I began by texturing a Classic Kraft card base with the Linen & Canvas impression plate. I set that aside while I stamped my focal panel. I used a handful of sets (listed below) to create the raindrops. They were stamped using Spring Rain, Aqua Mist, and Hawaiian Shores inks before being embellished with a bit of Glossy Accents here and there. Next, I stamped my sentiment using Hawaiian Shores ink. I matted that panel with some Aqua Mist cardstock and added the whole piece to the card front with foam adhesive. Then, I die cut some clouds from white cardstock and used a mix of flat and foam adhesives to add them atop my raindrops.

Next, I die cut an umbrella shape and stamped it with the coordinating imagery from Scattered Showers using Pure Poppy and True Black inks. I embellished the umbrella with a strip of Aqua Mist striped paper and coated the strip with fine crystal glitter for some sparkle. That was then mounted to the raindrop panel with more foam tape. Just a sweet note to have handy when I want to spring a little extra love on my fella. Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you'll play along with this month's Color Play on the Inspiration Archive on Nichole's blog. I'd love to see what you create!

Thanks again and have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Feather Finery, Holiday Cheer, Foodie Fun - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Aqua Mist, Aqua Mist Striped Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Spring Rain, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, True Black - Papertrey Ink
Other: Linen & Canvas Impression Plate, Scattered Showers Die Collection, Cloud 1 & 2 Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Glossy Accents - Ranger; Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Foam Tape - Scotch


Dana said...

This is fabulous Lizzie. Love those raindrops!

Suzanne Russell said...

Wonderful card, Lizzie. I love the textural details, especially the aqua mist trim on the red umbrella and the glossy raindrops!

jan said...

Love the colors!

Randi said...

If those colors don't scream "summer"..... :-)