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May 17, 2023

Happy Bird-Day in Analogous Colours!

Hello crafty friends! My name is Peggy Emmerink and welcome to my Heffy Doodle blog series called Color Wheel Combos! I usually choose the colors for my card either intuitively or get inspiration from fellow crafters. But for this series, I wanted to get up close and personal with color by using a color wheel to help me choose colors that work well together. I hope to learn a lot for myself along the way. But I certainly hope you will enjoy going on this journey of discovery with me! Let’s get started!

There are two basic concepts for putting together any work of art: harmony or contrast. Whereas my previous posts have focused on creating contrast in cards, today’s example is all about harmony. You can create harmony in artwork using matching materials, colours and textures. For cardmaking, using analogous colours is a way to create harmony. I started by using my color wheel to choose a set of analogous colours and tried to match the color wheel to my Distress Oxide inks, as shown in the photo below.

I cut a panel of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch of white cardstock fit for ink blending. I masked my panel to create a white border, with a slightly broader border at the bottom, to place my sentiment there. I started blending from the top pink to orange to yellow. I covered it with the Candy Swirl stencil and blended over the top with a white pigment ink to create a swirl. I splattered the panel with some yellow gold metallic water colour for some added interest.

I stamped the flying parrot and some feathers from the Wingman stamp set in black alcohol marker friendly ink. I stamped the wooden bird stand on kraft cardstock with sticky ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I stamped the speech balloon with the heart using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, to match the background. I coloured everything using matching copic markers (I do the matching using my Sandy Allnock Hex chart). I finish the images with some highlights using a white gel pen. Lastly I stamped a sentiment at the bottom from the Wingman stamp set and adhered the image using liquid glue and foam tape.

I hope you like my card and you have learnt something new from my post.

Long distance hugs,


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May 17, 2023

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