Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Rainbow of parrots

I love rainbows, including rainbow colors on cards, so when I saw The Alley Way Stamps latest inspiration challenge, I was all in. If you follow the parrots from right to left, you'll see the old rainbow ROY G. BIV in neat little pairs on the birds: red/orange; yellow/green; blue/violet.
I knew I wanted to use bright colors, so I decided to try paints instead of my usual pencils. (No matter how bright or dark I think I've colored something, people always leave comments: "Love your soft colors.")  I found an old set of dry watercolors (so limited I had to mix my own orange and purple). Just for fun, I flicked a contrasting color on each parrot rectangle.
Since I set the parrots to dry  before assembling the card, a though occurred to me while they were drying -- why not use Glossy Accents on the eyes?  It worked out brilliantly; they look like goggly eyes, only better.
The parrot is from TAWS set Land Ho; the sentiment is a freebie download from their  website.

The card is entered in these challenges:

TAWS BE  Inspired #53.
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Paint 
Creative Inspiration 269:  Bold,Bright Colors
Word Art Wednesday #136: Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps #107: CAS
Sister Act #60:  Anything Goes


7 comments:

  1. Wonderful use of colour! Great eyes to! Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

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  2. Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

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  3. What a SUPER FUN card with so many amazing colors. Thanks SO much for sharing with us this week. It's a blessing and I thank you for joining us.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  4. Such a great design. Love the design. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

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  5. This is such a fun card and you've definitely bought a bit of colour to my day! Thank you for sharing your project and for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

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  6. This is a great creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

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  7. So cute! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment!