Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

Orchid Watercolor Birthday Card

orchid watercolor birthday

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid.

I pulled out my Stampin’ Up! Orchid Opulence (retired) reinker and paper and created this card. Radiant Orchid seems (by my computer monitor, anyway) to be a little more pink than Orchid Opulence.

I am amazed at the subtle differences between “new” and “retired” colors. Yes, side by side, the differences are visible. If you substitute one for the other in a project, not so visible!

Blog Candy Winner!

There were 3 comments on the 1/21/14 post, A Year of Blogging and Blog Candy!,  when I checked Saturday morning (1/25/14). I went to, and this is what I got:

random number 012614 for blog candy 012114So, based on time stamp order of the comments, Terry is the winner of the blog candy! Terry, I will contact you via e-mail. A big THANK YOU to Terry, Meredith and Jessie for leaving comments.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson Aquarelle watercolor paper, Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Orchid Opulence, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Iridescent Ice, twine – We R Memory Keepers, sequins – source unknown.

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