Monday, January 30, 2017

Bold Pink and Orange cards!

I love analogous colors, they make my heart happy, really and truly. When I need color in my life I go straight to a monochrome or analogous pallet.  I had a wonderful time with this card challenge over at The Card Concept that I made a set of 6 cards, and they turned out awesome!

 I used simple art materials, nothing fancy... Here is what I used.

watercolor paper cut to 4inx5.25in then mounted it onto an A2 white card.
stencils that you don't mind getting gesso on, I was in a triangle type of mood that night so I went with that... I used some triangle background stencils from the Silhouette Design Store that I cut out on cardstock
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor, I used pink and orange
Kuretake Stary Colors
a mop brush (mine was 12)

This is a very addictive way to paint, so keep that in mind when you start... I could have been doing this for hours!

For the Triangle cards:
You will want to stencil gesso on onto the stencil with a pallet knife. Remove the extra gesso from the stencil and separate the stencil from the paper and then let the gesso dry over night!

Then wake up run to your studio, and look to see if it's dry, and start the watercolor process, I used a red gold starry color to add to the pink and orange Kuretake Gansia Tambi watercolor set that really worked well, I love how the metallics mix with the watercolor, it's like watching paint dance on your pallet.

I used a juicy brush with lots of pigments, and then went in to lift up some of the watercolors from the raised part of the gesso to give it some definition and extra texture.

Then once the watercolor paper is dry again, I mount it onto a card base I have already made, 4.25inx5.5in, folded.

For the circle cards, I used the paint that was already mixed up on my pallet and just made circles like Yao Cheng from Creativebug. I added just water to create some texture and added some bolder colors to the painting, it was just whatever I thought in the moment was a good idea to do I did, it felt free and expressive for me to work this way!.

Then I just mounted the cards to a card base, I did stamp Relax on one of the cards for something different.

This was a simple and beautiful outcome, I didn't want to hide the color, so I used very minimum supplies.

I would love to know what kind of analogous colors are your go too, for me it seems that green and yellow are always favored, or blue and greens.

I also thought of using blues for this one, but I love the oranges and pink with the triangles!

can't you just see this card going to someone that loves horses?

decorative tape adds just the perfect element to this card.


  1. What a wonderful collection of cards. My favourite colour mix is orange and pink and with gold to highlight it its perfect.

    1. Thankyou, I had so much fun making them I felt like it was freedom to just create these! btw, I love your blog! any time you want me to be a guest blogger for you I would be honored too!

  2. Giiiiiiirl are you kidding me? I had to laugh at your comment "someday I hope to be as talented as you are". What? Do you see these lovely creations above? I'm blown away by your use of bright color, texture and interesting designs. Totally <3 your sense of style!

    1. Thank you for the kind words, it's so neat that as artist's we have unique styles that comes so natural for us that it's fun to share! Thank you for visiting!

  3. Such gorgeous cards! Love the glints of gold and your beautiful textured backgrounds. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept.

    1. Those starry colors really add a lot of beauty to the watercolor, Thank you for visiting I love your blog and your style!

  4. Your cards are beautiful. I love the way you wrote your blog made me want to jump up from the computer and get to painting!!!

    1. Thank you for your kind words, that' means a lot to me that you were inspired from my blog to start painting! I felt like I needed some color and texture when i created these, and I am so glad they turned out, it was a total what if... and the project just sorta came together.... Those what if projects always seem to go far better than planned usually! Anyways happy creating and painting!


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