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Friday, February 28, 2014

Radiant Orchid Mixed Media Card

Pantone has announced that its 2014 color of the year is Radiant Orchid.  Well I have to admit, purple is not usually my first choice, but I do think the color makes a powerful statement when used properly.  So I thought I would use this opportunity to challenge myself.
When I feel like I'm in a rut, I love to use things that I don't normal use - like radiant purple. It helps to stimulate my creativity and gives me a fresh perspective. 
I created this dragonfly card using some old Prima product and a few mixed media techniques.   Something old with something new is always my plan for eliminating clutter!  Back at Christmas time I shared with you my new love for glitter nail polish on embellishments.  Isn't it gorgeous on these flower centers? 

Tomorrow I will share with you a video tutorial on how I created the dragonfly with the Die-Namites flowering tree die. 

If you decide to create with these colors, please share your projects with me on Facebook.  I would love to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping in today!

Card Resources:
  • Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist Spray - Timeless Lilac
  • Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist Spray - Popsicle
  • Die-Namite Dies - Flowering Tree
  • Prima Chalk - Teal Damask
  • Prima Chalk - Pastel Blue
  • Prima Chalk - Olive Vine
  • Prima 6x6 paper pad - Alla Prima
  • Prima Flowers - Wildflowers Pillar Pack Collection
  • Prima 6x6 paper pad - Almanac
  • Fiskars Simple Stick Cling Rubber Stamp Sheet - All Year Cheer
  • Heidi Swapp -  Color Shine - Gold Lame
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle
  • Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Ultimate Grunge
  • Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Marker - Shaded Lilac
  • Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Marker - Shabby Shutters
  • Ranger Ink - Utee
  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • Burlap scrap
  • Clear Gold Glitter Nail Polish
  • Martha Stewart Crafts - Crafter's Clay Collection - White Clay
  • Cameo Setting Frame Silicone Mold



  1. Hi Tonya,

    I'm with you; purple wouldn't be the first color that I'd use. It works well with your card and the dragonfly though. How clever of you to use glitter nail polish-- perfect!!


    1. Thanks for the comment. I find that colors like this are best left to flower blossoms ;)


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