As soon as I saw the pretty little layering die set, I knew I needed to paint a beautiful poinsettia Christmas Card, and with a special color that you might like: Cascade Green!
You may know I have a palette that I work with — I updated it at the start of 2019, so that I could use some consistent colors that you could follow along with. I’m not into trying to make you feel you need to constantly buy new colors, and I also want to really use the ones I have enough to know what I do and don’t use regularly!
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For this project I got out a tube that hasn’t seen much love; I was at a store event and the “Christmas tree green” tube was out to play with. It was interesting in how it broke out into other colors and I was fascinated! (Turned off by the stink of it, some bad form of mint?) I was then told the color is the same as Cascade Green so I of course had to pick up a tube.
When I pull out a specialty color like this, though, I’ve stopped putting them all in half pans and filling yet more palettes. But I just squeeze a little out on a tile, and play! No commitment to “keeping” that color in my palette, but I can try it here and there. So I just keep all my paints in a big box and only have a couple palettes set up. (More on that in the near future.)
The layering on this pretty card just made my lil heart happy. I might not be as happy when I need to mail it but….boy do I love some pretty dimension!
In the video I promised to show you my little painting with Cascade green…..this was a little quickie but it was fun watching the colors break out in blues and greens – I made it into a sweet little meme:
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PRIZE: I have a $25 gift code to give away on my blog (a total of $450 in prizes in the hop!) Comment from now through Friday, September 27th 11:59 pm PDT. Winners will be announced on the Sunny Studio blog on Tuesday, October 1st!
- Sunny Studio
- Nichol Spohr
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- Laura Bassen
- Kay Miller
- Michelle Short
- Francine Vuillème
- Teri Anderson
- Rachel Alvarado
- Angelica Conrad
- Francesca Vignoli
- Leanne West
- Vanessa Menhorn
- Eloise Blue
- Ana Anderson
- Juliana Michaels
- Anja Bytyqi
- Candice Fisher
- Sunny Studios, Season’s Greetings Stamps
- Sunny Studios, Layered Poinsettia Dies
- Daniel Smith Watercolor Cascade Green. 15ml Tubes or 5ml Tubes
- Silver Brush Black Velvet Watercolor Brushes:
- Short Round 8
- Short Round 12
- Arches Cold Press Paper
- QuickStik, We R Memory Keepers
- Connect Glue, Gina K Designs
- Tim Holtz Tonic Retractable Craft Pick
- Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
- Powder Tool Adhesive Deactivator, EK Success
- White, Hero Arts Embossing Powder
- VersaMark Ink Pad
- MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool My Sweet Petunia