The other day I was playing around with some Distress Oxide Inks making backgrounds to use at a later time except none of the colors matched well with the colors for The Paper Players color challenge. So, what to do? It really was a simple solution since I have all of the Stampin' Up! ink pads and could get a perfect match with those inks.
For this background, I smushed the ink onto my craft mat, added a bit of water and with a brush washed it across the watercolor paper. The Calypso Coral center blended well with the Bermuda Bay at the top and the Pear Pizzazz at the bottom. The sentiment is from the Beautiful You stamp set by Stampin' Up! and the image is from the Water Droplets stamp set by Designs by Ryn. I love those droplets. They look so real.
Stamp Sets: Beautiful You (sentiment), Water Droplets (Designs by Ryn); Inks: Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate; Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Watercolor Paper (Strathmore), Whisper White Thick; Other: Calypso Coral Baker's Twine. Stampin' Up! product unless otherwise noted.
The colors I used are from The Paper Players Challenge. For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.
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