This week's Cas-ual Fridays challenge is to create a card with a little sparkle. The card below was partially inspired by a card I made for
OWH Midweek Throwdown ombre color challenge a few weeks ago. For the card at the right, I painted the background in various shades of Desert Turquoise acrylic, darkening it with Midnight Blue and lightening it with Light Ivory.
I actually have a ton of acrylics from tole painting days. The card at the right was my first serious attempt at incorporating acrylics with cardmaking. For today's card, I wanted more of a watercolor effect -- and thought orange would go well with the sentiment. So, I opted for watered-down acrylic blends of Tangerine with Burnt Orange and Light Ivory.
|background: watered-down Tangerine, Burnt Orange, and Light Ivory acrylics on watercolor paper|
sentiment in Stampin' Up! Island Indigo; Distress Ink core paper;
garage sale embellishments, including Mark Richards crystals
I'm really pleased with these acrylic looks. Going to have play around a little more with this idea. :)
As always, thanks for visiting and happy scrappin'!