Color Coordinates: Spring Rain

Shari Carroll, Color Coordinates

Hello everyone!! Welcome to the blog and Happy Friday!!  I have a super fun technique and color combination for you that I think you will like. I am inspired by thought of Spring after all the snow we’ve gotten lately here in the Mid-West.

I used blues, greens and a hint of purple for this combo, which remind me of rain and ocean breezes. I’ve also figured out that Simon brand inks can be used to custom color tissue paper. What??  This opens up a lot of possibilities for me!!

Color Coordinates, Shari Carroll

I am so thrilled that this worked and I can’t wait to try it in all sorts of colors. Todays Color Coordinate ink colors look nice when they are overlapped with each other especially using the tissue paper. The in between colors blend nicely.

Color Coordinates, Shari Carroll

I’ve filmed a video of the complete process which you can view below or on our Youtube channel HERE.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this technique and collection of colors. Enjoy!!

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  1. The card is stunning! I love the color combo and coloring the tissue paper looks simple and fun! I seem to always create a mess as I’m creating and this is a perfect tecnique for me. LOL! :)

  2. Shari I don’t have the soft gel. Can I use gesso or transfer paste? Any suggestions? Great idea and glad to see you cast/ brace free. Freedom!!!!!!

  3. We’ve been playing with tissue paper and Distress Inks in my stamping group. I like this strip technique quite a lot, too and will try it soon.
    Love the Cosmos Flower frame – it is really beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing this fun idea.

  4. I really appreciate these color coordinates posts, because I’m not great at picking out palettes myself. It’s really handy to have someone with an eye for color to help me out! Thanks for sharing the palette and the fun tissue paper technique. It reminds me of doing papier mache in school, only much prettier.

  5. Big smile as soon as I saw this! Had second of two surgeries this morning. When I heal, I will be able to craft with abandon again. THIS I want to try. Totally awesome!

  6. Beautiful card! When I first saw it, I thought the background was a sheet of pretty patterned paper, but wow, you created that! Lovely results with the tissue paper and gorgeous ink colors!

  7. Your creativity knows no bounds! This is a fab card and colour palette. My daughter, whose name is Shari, loves to watch your videos, and claim them as her own.

  8. Shari, you are so good at picking color combinations. I love this one and it looks great as a background for your white cut out flower.

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