Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Coloring Down The Lines -- Elegant Eggplant

Looks like it is blog hop Wednesday.  I've been spending so much time outside enjoying the beginning of spring, finally, that I almost forgot my challenge card.  You probably have come from Liz's blogsite, where you found something nice.  We were challenged this week to use another dynamic duo.  I have a hard time calling it dynamic because although I love purple, these two together just don't do it for me.  We were to use Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum.  I think the two colors are too close together in hue and therefore don't hold much interest, at least not to me.  But here is what I came up with.

I tried another little something different.  The Whisper White cardstock appears to have been sponged.  However, I tried something I saw on the little shabby shed blogsite.  She uses another product maker's paint, but I figured I would try with our reinker.  I used a bowl of water with dish soap, whipped it into a froth, then I sprayed the top of the froth with a spritz or two -- or three -- of Elegant Eggplant.  Then just dab the Whisper White on to the froth for the marbly look you see.  It is a little like the shaving cream technique, however you spritz rather than drip/drop.  Next time I do this I plan to use more drops of reinker for a richer color.  But I like the idea, and hope you also like my creation.

Now, it is time to hop over to Teri's blogsite to see what she has for us.  Hope to see you again soon.  Since I am going to Stampin'Up! Regional meet this weekend in Baltimore, I hope to come back with some great ideas, super swaps, and a great time with old and new friends.

Until next time..............................

Crafty Hugs,


Carol Smith said...

OOH, Sandy, I'm gonna case this one for church! I love the 4 square backgrounds and the oval on top of them! How DO you do it? Hugs

Amanda said...

Sandy, both beautiful and really COOL! I am loving this technique idea, and think I am gonna try it. Do you think it will work with shimmer paint? hmmmm. You have me thinking!

TeriBStampin said...

Beautiful card, Sandy!

Jessica said...

really pretty...I'd like to try your marble technique