Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Going Polar with the Nachos

Mornin, peeps!  Are you ready for a Nacho Average Color Challenge?

Whabam.  Umm, this one was hard for me because I don't think Island Indigo and Marina Mist go well together (see also:  Melon Mambo and Real Red, or just about any gray and brown together, or navy blue and black, and I have a lot of nuh-uh color combos...).  But I did finally get a card made after some pondering:

I made the bear from Thankful Forest Friends into a POLAR bear!  I don't know if I'm the first to think of it, but I didn't see it anywhere else first.  And I have a friend who's obsessed with polar bears.  Anyway, the background is very lightly washed with Marina Mist ink, and then the little round snowflakes are stamped off twice in Island Indigo before I stamped on my card.  That color wash background was HARD to get though, this was actually attempt number five.

I was doing this by scribbling on my largest acrylic block with a marker, then spritzing with water and smooshing on my paper.  Attempt #1 didn't have enough water, #2 was darker than I wanted for this project (but it still looks kind of cool so I'm going to hold onto it for now), #3 started out fine, and I even put a sentiment on it but then I tried using the small splats from Awesomely Artistic and oh my gosh kill it with fire, and #4 was again not enough water.  So even though it came out paler than I wanted, by this point I was pretty much out of patience so I kept #5.

I also tried the polar bear on Smoky Slate and Sahara Sand, but the hubs picked Crumb Cake so that's what I went with.

Okay folks, now it's your turn to give it a shot.  Make something pretty and show me how to work this color combo by posting it on the Nacho blog.  Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Thankful Forest Friends, Christmas Cuties
Ink:  Versamark, Marina Mist, Island Indigo, Basic Black
Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Dimensionals, White EP


CCsMom said...

I LIKE your polar bear and he's sparkly. Whole lot of work, though . . . just sayin'.

Heather said...

Love tge polar bear! What a great idea!