Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Playing with Color Burst!

Hi, Junkies! Recently I have been playing around with the Ken Oliver's Color Burst Powders. It's a pleasant surprise each and every time. I used colors from the Fresh Florals 6-pack. The colors included are Peony, Marigold, Sap Green, Naples Yellow, Prussian Blue and Wisteria. Even the names are colorful! There are five different sets available through Technique Junkies. The other sets include: Brights, Caribbean Brights, Earthtones and Rich Moroccan Shades.  And the good news is that you can save 10% off any of these sets by using the code "TJ10Ro" at checkout!

I have to admit that I had a hard time deciding which set to start out with. I already had some that I had previously purchased and they were darker shades, so I knew I wanted something bright. And since I love floral stamps, I decided to go with the Fresh Florals.  The first card I whipped up included Peony, Wisteria and Sap Green.

I stamped the image, Rose Doodles, and embossed it using Nuvo Embossing Powder. I then carefully tapped the Peony and Wisteria powders mainly where the flower was. The Sap Green was tapped in the area of the leaves. A few spritzes of water and VOILA! A beautiful image appeared! I added the sentiment from Donuts Happy Birthday and mounted the panel on a purple card base.  I love the subtle patches of color like blue and purple that magically appear in the powders. I was having so much fun, I decided to do a second card using Peony and Marigold.

I stamped the Itoh Peonies and embossed them with black EP. I then randomly sprinkled the powders over the image (a little goes a long way!) and spritzed with water. O.M.G.! The colors! I trimmed down the piece and matted it with a pink layer and then attached it to a purple base.  The sentiment, Feng Shui, was stamped in black on an orange piece of CS, trimmed and attached.  All the colors play so nicely together without overwhelming.

I hope you grab some of these wonderful powders (and STAMPS!!) to play with. You will be amazed with the magic that happens when you add water. And remember:

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!