Hello crafters! If you are based in Europe (or basically anywhere but the US) I have fantastic news for you: what used to be Make the Day Special has been re-branded to Seven Hills Crafts and their new store has opened its doors! New website (still a little flaky, but it’s getting fixed) and many new features to come in the future – I am so excited for Tara and Rick and so happy that I can finally shop my favorite US brands in Europe again!
I’m currently in my rainbow phase. I just love to give everything in nice gradient effect because it’s so bright and cheerful. I’m a little surprised how much I am missing those bright colors even though our winter was everything but white and stark.
As I have hinted in the video, I actually created two robots, one boyish version that I’m sharing here, and one or more girlish version that I’ll be sharing later on my blog in a different post. As I have mentioned before, the important part when working with watercolors and trying to create a nice gradient effect is to take a look at the color wheel. By using colors which are adjacent to each other, you can avoid ending up with brown, muddy colors but instead get really nice blended effects.
Since I also needed a break from one layer cards, I diecut a scalloped circle with my new My Favorite Things Mini Scalloped Circle dies and mounted the little robot on top of it. For additional contrast, I masked off a stripe across the card and used the My Favorite Things Distress Patterns stamps and black ink.
To make my little robot shine more, I added a generous amount of Glossy Accents on top of him. Of course, when I wanted to clean up my craft space I forgot about the Glossy Accents and promptly dipped my entire hand into his face. That was slightly annoying. Fortunately, I was able to fix it.
When I looked through my sequins to add a few to the card, I realized that the new Pretty Pink Posh mix called “Share Kindness” matches exactly the color scheme I used on the little robot. I love crafty accidents 🙂
I hope you enjoyed today’s video and got inspired. Let me know what you think in the comments and have a fantastic day!