The failed paint swatch card

The failed paint swatch card

I know that a lot of people do swatches of their coloured mediums to keep track of what they have. Something I thought would be a good idea for I proceeded to cut watercolour paper to fit my planner and  did my first paint swatch with my latest purchase - 12 set watercolours from Sennelier.

The failed paint swatch card

But once I had the colours down on paper, I started to wonder how would the watercolours react with my Liquitex white opaque flakes [you know, the one I put in cold storage because it was a little "pokey"? *winks*]...

The failed paint swatch card

Since it turned out quite nice, I trimmed it down to size and made a card! :)

The failed paint swatch card

So the planner filed with paint swatches has no paint swatches for now....and it won't have any if I continue to be "distracted"...*LOL*

The failed paint swatch card

I distressed the edges for a little texture and added pretty lace right down the center to hide the white lines.

The failed paint swatch card

And finished with glittered diecuts, pearls, bloom and wood token.

The failed paint swatch card

Playing along with The Mixed Media Card Challenge.

Happy weekend friends! :)


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Shylaa Shree said...

beautiful array of colours yvonne, love this MM card

Lynn said...

I think that was a great color test. The texture is very rich. I'll look for the Liquitex product which seems very interesting. I like how you turned the test strip into a card....never throw anything pretty away!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are a rock star! I loveeeeeeee that you took your swatch and made it into a card! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, it's absolutely stunning!! I'm sure it would've looked nice as a color swatch in your planner, but you turned it into a spectacular card!! I love, love it!! The lace and details you added are perfect!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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My Paper Epiphany said...

I think the swatches can wait - the result is a beautiful card, bursting with colour and texture - LOVE it!

Lizzy Hill said...

GIGGLES! That is quite funny...something I'd do. Getting distracted is an occupational hazard;)!!!! All in the name of a gorgeous creation, though...loving that blinged up sentiment especially:):)

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, wow, that is SO cool! Of course I adore all your lace and trims and bits and bobbles that you put together! You are such a genius at that! And that background is just amazing! Super cool texture between the stencil and the flakes! LOVE!

maria f. said...

Distraction is good ;) Love that this rainbow made its way into the MMCC this month!

Sanna Lippert said...

glad to see you join in with us, Yvonne!! your card is perfect for this months theme :)

Mitra Pratt said...

looks yummy delicious my friend and was obviously MEANT to be! hugs!

Cindy deRosier said...

Love the rich colors! It's a very pretty card - there's time for paint swatches later. :)

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