Color Combinations & resist



                                                                                          This card was  hard to photograph.  The cardstock is Bazzill Bling.  Very shiny.  I created the distressed finish by layering colors blue, red, brown.  The tool I used was the Memories Essential Wheel by Clearsnap.  The wheel has a sticky surface and you can add anything you want to it – then roll it in ink for a custom background.

I first rolled it in Watermark by Clearsnap.  The watermark ink is clear and it creates a resist of what ever image you use.  I also used it as an embossing agent.  The Stamp is one of the Unity new releases.

Color combinations are fun to play with.  Color can create moods and evoke emmotions.  The brown has a hint of red to it and the red is more of a cherry.  Not the typical colors you see on a butterfly. I will be posting 3 versions of this same stamp over the next few days.  I really had a lot of fun playing with backgrounds and creating different feels.

Also if I do not update it is because my Mother is flying in for the week.  Then on Thursday Carla and the kids come down.  We are going to have a houseful next weekend.

About nikimeiners

Friend, Wife, Mom and an all around crafty old soul. Artist, Writer, Creative Director and Style Maker. Lover of old, fond of the new. Craver of excitement, establisher of the calm. My website Bio- Growing up in a small mid-western town, Niki Meiners was surrounded by a modest, resourceful and very entrepreneurial family. Her simple upbringing spurred her "Can do" attitude and gave her the confidence to try any challenge placed before her. She knew there was more out there than just her small town and set off after high school to explore the world. It was through these travels that she discovered her love of art and her desire to make the world a prettier place. It was not until she suffered a paralyzing illness that she realized she wanted to reconsider her corporate career as a Chief Paper Pusher, and her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Niki is an Idea Architect, easily outlining every project from concept to completion. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional and her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. This knowledge has allowed her work to be featured in the industries leading craft and lifestyle publications and manufacturers’ websites. nikimeiners at
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2 Responses to Color Combinations & resist

  1. Karen M says:

    I really like the way you distressed this card. By the way, I tagged you for BFF award on my blog. Check it out and play.

  2. Holly says:

    This is such a pretty card. I love the colors!

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