Not only do I love these colors together, I also love that water color look. So I grabbed a white piece of card stock and my gelatos and got busy:
I started with the background. First I slathered a bit of gesso on the white card stock to prep it a bit. I only put it through the center of the page, where I knew the gelatos were going to go. This helps the color move across the page a bit easier. If you are interested I did do a video showing a few techniques I use often with gelatos (it also talks a bit about gesso). I created a bit of texture by not smoothing the gesso out when applying. After it dried, I applied the gelatos, and moved and blended the colors with a water brush.
While that was drying, I grabbed some patterned papers from Heidi Swapp's September Skies collection (they go PERFECTLY with the color palette).
As you can see, this paper is a lovely blue, with white (and black) flowers of various sizes. It's beautiful on it's own. But I wanted to add a bit of color. So I grabbed the above gelatos and painted some of them with a water brush! I think you can see it in this photo (along with the texture created with the gesso under the color on the white card stock).
I was going for the look that Amy Tangerine has in some of her watercolor inspired patterned papers, so I didn't really "stay in the lines" while I was painting, I got a bit messy with it.
While that was drying, I grabbed another piece of white card stock and added some color with more gelatos and a water brush. I used this piece of paper to cut out (freehand) the letters for the word "COLOR".
Finally I used a few more scraps of that same paper and made the triangles. Of course I had to add some stitching and pop dots. ;-)
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Did you see the Cut It Out Saturday link party???? It's a new feature at Paper Issues -- and Jennifer Chapin created an awesome FREE cut file! AND if you participate and win -- you could snag the November Swag Bag! I hope to be back soon with a layout to share that I made with this file, it's a great one!
See you again soon!